[NAFEX] apple tree dormancy/precocity
northernlights2n at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 3 09:18:11 EST 2004
Ginda, I would be curious what would happen if you tied down some of the uncooperative
branches to a horizontal position, I have often enough heard the idea proferred that
horizontal branches fruit before partially verticle ones do. I have no idea how many
seasons are necessary to make the change have effect. Del
> Note that this is the same tree that frustrates me every year as the
> crab branches flower and fruit, and the grafted branches just grow
> leaves. Note also that except for the cox, the grafted branches look
> quite healthy, and some of them have gotten very large. (especially
> the Ashmead and Ribston, which are on the sunniest side) So the tree
> looks irregular, and a little sad, when it is in bloom. The grafts
> were done in 1999 and 2000. The tree only gets a few hours of full sun
> each day, which is my working hypothesis for the troubles getting it to
> Ginda Fisher
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Del Stubbs http://www.pinewoodforge.com zone 3 N. MN
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