[NAFEX] Fruit trees for timber

Rodney Eveland Reveland at WYOMING.com
Wed Mar 12 21:46:31 EST 2003


I don't know about as a timber tree, but many people like apple for
smoking fish and I've heard it is a good wood for whittling on.

Rodney zone 4

> Joe Boles wrote:
> 
> Some years ago I use to plant apple seeds from apples purchased in the
> supermarket, grow them for a year or two then graft them to other
> trees to see what might come of them. Nothing ever did. The only thing
> of interest was a Gala seedling that grew the speed of a willow; it
> out grew other seedlings of the same year by six or seven times. I
> grafted scion wood from it to two wild trees; one produced fruit a
> year later the other I am still waiting (about seven years). A late
> spring frost killed the original tree to the ground, this is at a
> property in zone 4, almost zone 3. I grafted a Summer Red to the stump
> of the original tree and it is growing with all the vigor of the
> original tree. I always thought this Gala seedling would make a good
> timber tree in a milder zone.
> 
> Joe Boles
> Mississauga, ON
> zone 5
> 
> 
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