[NAFEX] multiple apple cultivars on one tree?

hwparker at pacbell.net hwparker at pacbell.net
Wed Apr 16 15:05:09 EDT 2003

Mike Rose asked:

>I plan to top-work some apple trees to different cultivars. Is there 
>any harm to the tree in having two or more cultivars on the same 
>tree? Should the cultivars have about the same harvest date or 
>doesn't this matter? Is there any reason not to do this?

There was a gentleman in northern NH that had a tree with, if my 
memory is correct, 117 different cultivars on one tree.  It was an 
amazing sight.
Hank Parker
Apples and maple syrup
Zone 4-3, elev. 1600 ft,
Campton, NH

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