[NAFEX] Best Very Late Apples
chandos49 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 11 21:08:32 EDT 2010
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.
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?
> 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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