[nafex] Purty woods

Lucky Pittman Lucky.Pittman at murraystate.edu
Tue May 22 14:46:39 EDT 2001

Kevin(TFB) still hasn't weighed in to let us know(as if it's any of our 
business) what he's going to do with this 'wood'.

In the meantime, I've got some other recommendations...

Some of the red-fleshed apples have pigmented wood - I suspect that,with 
some pruning, or even encasement in an 8 ft tree shelter, you could get a 
clear  8 ft trunk of red/purple apple wood.
A NAFEX member recently sent me scions of some very dark red pigmented wood 
from an  apple seedling they are trialing - darker pigment than I've seen 
in any of the red-fleshed varieties I've got.  Maybe there'll be a market 
for the wood, even if the fruit is not too spiffy.

Deming's Purple is a pigmented walnut clone, with red-purple wood.
Lamb's Curly (and Pfeister #1, if I remember correctly) are black walnut 
clones with 'figured', or 'curly' wood grain.  I don't know how old/big 
they have to be before the 'figured' grain trait is exhibited.

Hickory is pretty handsome, too.

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY


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