[NAFEX] Runting

Greg or Marie Jordan mgjordan at concentric.net
Sun Mar 9 21:23:19 EST 2003


I walked aound the tree 2 or 3 times hitting it at different heights each
time I went arround.
Greg
----- Original Message -----
From: "Keith Benson" <kgbenson at mindspring.com>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2003 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Runting


> So how hard do you hit it, for how long and are you looking to see
> something that tells you you have beatem it enough?
>
> Keith
>
> Greg or Marie Jordan wrote:
> > As stupid as it sounds beat the trunk with a rolled up newspaper.  I had
a
> > apple tree 20 years ago that was 5 feet tall at planting.  After 5 years
it
> > was less than 6 feet.  After beat it, it started to grow as it should.
> > I've seen it work elsewhere also.
> > Greg Jordan
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "shambeda" <shambeda at epix.net>
> > To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 1:27 PM
> > Subject: [NAFEX] Runting
> >
> >
> >
> >>This response brings up a good point... what trees ARE subject to
> >
> > 'runting'?
> >
> >>I let a ginger gold apple tree bear too early, and now I can't get it to
> >>grow at all.
> >>Other trees 10' away are doing fine.
> >>Any suggestions on a list or solutions to new growth.
> >>Steve
> >>Etters, PA
> >>
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Rodney Eveland" <Reveland at WYOMING.com>
> >>To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> >>Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2003 10:21 AM
> >>Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Tying of apple branches
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>I believe he is right: especially in trees that are subject to runting.
> >>>We are all impatient when it comes to fruit. So everyone should have a
> >>>"tree of the year" that he can pour his energy into - deciding
> >>>placement, creating the perfect hole, the perfect watering method,
> >>>perfect measurement of growth, etc. This will help keep his mind off of
> >>>last years plant so he can let mother nature work with it. There are so
> >>>many things you can do with a tree besides drooling at the thought of
> >>>your first crop. Rodney
> >>>
> >>>Thomas Olenio wrote:
> >>
> >>
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