[NAFEX] apple trees for zone 4

leclair at verizon.net leclair at verizon.net
Fri May 20 02:22:05 EDT 2005


Forgive me if the names are incorrectly spelled
or slightly off as a lot of this is from my poorly
handwritten notes.

I know personally that a few of these will not 
finish on the tree in Maine and must be picked 
green to ripen in storage.

Zone 4 hardy apples
-------------------
Alexander 
Antonovka
Ballyfatten
Belle de Boskoop
Bramley's Seedling
Canadian Baldwin
Coe's Gold
Crofton 
Dayton
Duchess
Ecklinville
Egremont Russet
Ellison's Orange
Eight Square 
Empire 
Enterprise
Fameuse
Florina 
Freedom
Garfield King
Gavin
Generos
Ginger Gold
Golden Nugget
Golden Russett
Greasy Pippin 
Green Chisel
Grimes
Holstein
Hudson's Golden
Imrus
Irish Peach
Jefferis
Jolana
Jonathan
Judaine
Judeline
Knobbed Russett
Karmina
Katka
Keegan's Crab
Kemp
Kerry Pippin
Kidd's Orange Red
Laxton
Liberty
Macoun
McIntosh
McShay
Melodie
Milton
Minnesota 1734
Moira
Murry
Norland
Northern Spy
Nova Easygro
Nova Spy
Nova Mac
Orenco
Orlovim
Orlovski Pioner
Pervinka
Pound Sweet
Priam
Prima
Primevere
Primicia
Primula
Priscilla
Pristine
Quebec Belle
Red Brandy
Redfield
Redfree
Redhook
Reid Seedling
Richelieu
Rome Beauty
Romus 1
Romus 2
Romus 3
Rosana
Rouville
Roxbury Russett
Saint Edmund's Russett
Saint Lawrence
Scarlet Crofton
Selena
Sir Prize
Spartan
Summer John
Sun Crisp
Sweet Sixteen
Tolman
Trent
Tydeman
Vanda
Voinea
Wealthy
Williams' Pride
Witos
Wolf River
Yellow Pitcher





Zone 4 hardy apple rootstocks
-----------------------------
My favorites are Antonovka (standard), 
MM111 (semi-dwarf), Vineland 2 (dwarf).

Antonovka will grow just about in any
soil.

MM111 likes plenty of water, but can
withstand mild droughts pretty well.

Vineland 2 loves water and supposedly
hates drought.  If your orchard is 
beside a river or mire (like mine is),
you're good to go. I like this one a
lot.  Much better than M26. Unfortunately,
I can't find it in the US. If anyone 
knows where I can get it in the US 
without having to drive to the New 
Brunswick Research Centre, please let 
me know. Thanks.

These rootstocks don't have to be 
grafted. Most of these will make pretty
good fruit. I'm not sure about the M27
or Vinelands, though.



---------------

Antonovka (excellent cider/cooking yellow apple)

M26 (small golden green cooking apple) 

M27 (only hardy if the snow completely covers the
	"rosebush"; otherwise dies back in winter
	to snow level) 

MM106 (large yellow/red cooking apple) 

MM111 (small yellow/red cooking apple) 

P18 (large golden yellow cider/cooking apple; tastes
	like Antonovka)

Vineland 1, 2, 3, or 4 (all supposedly make small
	red apples) 




-Nick


















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