[NAFEX] Newtown Spitz source

John Bunker john.p.bunker at gmail.com
Sat Nov 13 07:39:59 EST 2010


Tower Hill Botanic Garden sells scionwood.  They offer Newtown  
Spitzenburg.
John Bunker
Fedco
trees at fedcoseeds.com
www.fedcoseeds.com
PO Box 520
Waterville ME 04903
207-873-7333




On Nov 12, 2010, at 4:30 PM, david liezen wrote:

> Idell et.al.,
>
>  Since this was sent to the list in response to a similar question,  
> it seems right to forward it back to the list. BTW, I looked at my  
> copy and Nick has Newton Spitzenburg.
>
>                        Dave Liezen
>
> > Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:42:37 -0400
> > From: jelie at new.rr.com
> > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Best Very Late Apples
> > CC: chandos49 at hotmail.com
> >
> > Hey Guys,
> >
> > Here is the web address of the pdf file for Nick Botner's apples.
> >
> > http://www.slant.com/orchard/Botner%202009%20List.PDF
> >
> >
> > Enjoy those apples!
> >
> > Jim Elie
> > Green Bay WI
> > zone 4/5
> >
> >
> > ---- david liezen <chandos49 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Jim,
> > > If you were on the coast, many of the cultivars that work well  
> are available via Raintree nursery.
> > >
> > > In response to a similar question someone on NAFEX (bless him,  
> I've forgotten who) informed me of Nick Botner at Spearheart Farm &  
> Orchard. If you would like scionwood, he has an amazing list from  
> which to choose -- 14 pages worth of apples, pears, plums, cherries  
> and grapes. King, among them.
> > > Have fun,
> > > Dave, E. WA, z6
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > > Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 17:33:12 -0400
> > > > From: jf at gctruck.com
> > > > To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> > > > Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Best Very Late Apples
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Doug,
> > > >
> > > > I have not tried Spartan. I was interested and asked our  
> sources about
> > > > it last year, but was told it will not do well in the South. I  
> have
> > > > debunked that myth on a few northern apples, but did not get  
> around to
> > > > trying Spartan yet. Why not try it? Has anyone in the South  
> had any
> > > > experience with Spartan? If I do not hear anything negative, I  
> will try
> > > > to order some ASAP for trial. Thanks for the suggestion.
> > > >
> > > > While I was in BC this summer, I noted several varieties that  
> I have
> > > > never seen before such as King's. Do you know of a source of  
> trees in
> > > > the US for "BC" apples?
> > > >
> > > > Jim
> > > > ------------------------------
> > > > Message: 5
> > > > Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 18:23:03 -0400
> > > > From: Douglas Woodard <dwoodard at becon.org>
> > > >
> > > > Jim, have you tried Spartan? It was bred by Agriculture Canada  
> at
> > > > Summerland BC in the 1920s I think, McIntosh x Newtown. It  
> produces a
> > > > quite high quality apple in the sunny hot dry Okanagan Valley.  
> I like
> > > > the Ontario grown fruit but it seems to have taken second  
> place here to
> > > > Empire. It's said to have some scab resistance.
> > > >
> > > > Doug Woodard
> > > > St. Catharines, Ontario
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