[NAFEX] Antique Apples for the Deep South

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Mar 14 17:48:43 EST 2005


Hi,

Do Seed Savers deal in scions?

Apples are not true from seed (except a handful of varieties that are  
somewhat true)

Later,
tom


On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 15:32:12 -0600, Heron Breen <breen at fedcoseeds.com>  
wrote:

> Bruce, check out the Seed Savers Exchange members listings for Apples.  
> There is a
>
> few enthusiasts who list many Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi  
> heirlooms. You may
>
> hve to join to get said members listing. I'll try to throw a few names  
> your way
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> as time permits.
>
> My only suggestion would be Gravenstein, since it has a proven track  
> record in
>
> California, but I have no idea how it would do it the South.
>
> Best o' Luck,
>
> Heron
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>
>
> On Mon Mar 14 13:59 , 'Bruce Hansen' <brucedhansen at sbcglobal.net> sent:
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>> The other day I received a letter from a fellow in southern Louisiana.  
>> He is
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>>
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>> eighty two years old and still has some acreage and has dirt under his
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>>
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>> fingernails. I love these conversations from those that are still  
>> 'doing'.
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>> It is like the refrain from Cider House Rules, "be of use".   He wants  
>> me to
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>> send him a few trees and asked me for recommendations for varieties for  
>> his
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>> area. Can you believe it? At eighty two he is going to plant a few  
>> trees.
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>> Now, that can humble you a tad. Anyway, my nursery/farm is in midwest
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>>
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>> Michigan. I am not familiar with the requirements of southern Louisiana.
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>> Perhaps someone could make a suggestion or two of antique varieties for  
>> that
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>>
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>> area. I am not interested in 'internet' knowledge but would appreciate  
>> the
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>>
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>> views of folk who have trees and subsequently direct knowledge.
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>> Thank you.
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>> Bruce
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