[NAFEX] Best Very Late Apples
jelie at new.rr.com
jelie at new.rr.com
Mon Oct 11 22:42:37 EDT 2010
Here is the web address of the pdf file for Nick Botner's apples.
Enjoy those apples!
Green Bay WI
---- david liezen <chandos49 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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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