osso at acadia.net
Wed Mar 22 06:43:06 EST 2006
The Raintree catalog states that, "Antonavka produces a full-size,
25'-35' tree." No wonder there's confusion.
Gouldsboro, ME Zone 5
On Mar 21, 2006, at 11:45 PM, sherwindu wrote:
> Antonovka is supposed to come true from seed but in a conversation with
> someone at St. Lawrence Nursery today, they prefer to graft an
> from one of their control trees because they worry about genetic purity
> and variations that might show up. I personally would not grow
> for the fruit, but my Russian neighbors grew up with that apple and
> some kind of attachment to it. I'm just trying to encourage them to
> something grafted on a dwarfing rootstock, especially if they have to
> several extra years before they see any fruit. St. Lawrence also
> that the tree only grows to about 15 feet and can be held to 10 to 12
> with pruning. I'm not familiar enough with standard trees to argue
> points, but I feel they may not be correct.
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