[NAFEX] Fuji apple
jelie at new.rr.com
jelie at new.rr.com
Thu Jul 8 23:07:51 EDT 2010
Hi, You should be able to grow a Fuji apple tree. One of these years, I may try a shorter season type of Fuji, of which there are several. Otherwise, with a regular Fuji, you may be able to grow a decent tree but never get ripe apple. Maple Vally Orchard, up in Gillet, Wisconsin has a nice website and offers a large number of apple varieties. Some of his varieties will rarely, if ever, ripen fruit in his zone 4 but he gets some nice trees and sells the scionwood.
As for the dwarf size, grafting on to a Bud-9 rootstock gives a tree about 6-10 foot height depending on the vigor of the scionwood. There are other options as well.
My wife and I live in the Green Bay area and drive up there several times each fall to try some of his antique varieties. He works closely with the UW Agricultural Extension Agency giving classes on fruit tree cultivation and grafting. They also hold 2-3 apple tastings in the fall.
Green Bay, WI
---- akmanty <akmanty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Can I successfully grow a Fuji apple tree in WI, zone 5, preferably a
> dwarf variety?
> We are located about 30 miles south of Green Bay.
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