[NAFEX] Fruit trees for timber

Rodney Eveland Reveland at WYOMING.com
Wed Mar 12 21:46:31 EST 2003

I don't know about as a timber tree, but many people like apple for
smoking fish and I've heard it is a good wood for whittling on.

Rodney zone 4

> Joe Boles wrote:
> Some years ago I use to plant apple seeds from apples purchased in the
> supermarket, grow them for a year or two then graft them to other
> trees to see what might come of them. Nothing ever did. The only thing
> of interest was a Gala seedling that grew the speed of a willow; it
> out grew other seedlings of the same year by six or seven times. I
> grafted scion wood from it to two wild trees; one produced fruit a
> year later the other I am still waiting (about seven years). A late
> spring frost killed the original tree to the ground, this is at a
> property in zone 4, almost zone 3. I grafted a Summer Red to the stump
> of the original tree and it is growing with all the vigor of the
> original tree. I always thought this Gala seedling would make a good
> timber tree in a milder zone.
> Joe Boles
> Mississauga, ON
> zone 5
>     ---------------------------------------------------------------
> _______________________________________________
> nafex mailing list
> nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Most questions can be answered here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/nafex
> File attachments are accepted by this list; please do not send binary files, plain text ONLY!
> Message archives are here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/nafex
> To view your user options go to:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/options/nafex/XXXX@XXXX (where XXXX at XXXX is
> YOUR email address)
> NAFEX web site:   http://www.nafex.org/

More information about the nafex mailing list