[NAFEX] Apple Baggers
sherwindu at comcast.net
Sat Jan 12 02:23:08 EST 2008
I am a member of Nafex and saw your message about Apple Baggers. I was bagging
apples for several years now. I started using homemade fiberglass netting
attached with wires. That worked very well, but required too much work to make
the nets. I switched over to plastic zip locks and found they worked just as
I even tried the nylon nets called footsies, with less success on stubborn
like apple maggot and codling moths, who went right through these nets.
I have been using various rootstocks here in the Chicago area. I have grafted
on Ottawa 3 and Bud 9 and purchased trees on Mark and Ottawa3 rootstocks. All
of these are semi-dwarfs, about 10 feet max. in height. Bud 9 is now a very
commonly available rootstock, although in short supply. Many catalog outlets do
even tell you what rootstock their trees are on (I don't buy from them). Bud 9
works fine, although it may require some staking as the tree matures.
We have about 15 apple trees on a corner city lot. My favorites are Freyburg,
Ashmead Kernel, Hudson Golden Gem, Honeycrisp, Kinsei, Pitmastin Pineapple,
Lubsk Queen, and Golden Russet.
Hope this helps,
7227 Foster Street
Morton Grove, IL, 60053
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