shelly2 at wi.rr.com
Mon Apr 18 23:14:11 EDT 2005
So I would like to know if you guys are hearty enough of heart to pluck off
all those blossoms? I remember doing just such about 10 years ago on one of
my first dwarf apples, under the advise of this or some similar group! I
think my lip trembled a little as I pulled off all the blosssoms. Its kind
of that "tough love" sort of thing, when you think about it. ;)
Michelle Horner zone 4/5 SE WI
(Goldcot apricot in full blossom--please, God, don't let it freeze)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doreen Howard" <gardendiva at charter.net>
To: <kbradley at edibleforestnursery.com>; "North American Fruit Explorers"
<nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Precocity
> The two small apple trees ( Honey Crisp & Ashmead's Kernel) I got from you
> last spring are blooming, too! They are about 5 feet tall and didn't put
> on much growth last season. They spent the time, after being planted in
> late April, establishing roots. I purchased a Pixie Crunch from Henry
> Field's at Ed Fackler's recommendation, also. It was planted in the same
> bed in mid-May. It, too, is blooming.
> I think your observations about last fall, plenty of moisture and a warm
> spring are correct. The mature crab apples down the hill from my
> mini-orchard are starting to bloom, almost a month earlier than last year.
> I'm in Zone 4b/5a, which is the same as yours, if I remember correctly.
> Doreen Howard
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