[NAFEX] replant disease or Armillarea?
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Thu Apr 30 16:36:45 EDT 2009
I'm curious about this as my land and my neighbors' land is heavy in both oak and seedling crab apples.
eastern ma, zone 6
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On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:34:30 -0500 "Kieran &/or Donna" <holycow at frontiernet.net> wrote:
>I remember seeing an abandoned orchard once and someone said that the trees got oak rot or something like that. I've read since that when apple trees are planted on ground where Armillarea was in the oaks, they will grow till they get it too. If you take them out and try really hard to remove the roots, the next batch of trees will grow fine till they finally get their roots down deep enough to find the fungus, and then they die too. There are some pear rootstocks that are pretty resistant to this, others succumb easily. I think Winter Nelis is the resistant one. It's susc to blight, so plant it with the union at or below ground. Donna
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