[NAFEX] How to become a "fruit explorer"
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sat Nov 27 19:11:34 EST 2004
The Grafter's Handbook by Garner is definitely useful. Learning how to
graft is a basic skill for fruit exploring.
The thorny tree sounds like a hawthorne. If so, an apple won't
pollinate it. Pears can be grafted on a number of hawthorne species,
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On Nov 27, 2004, at 1:15 PM, Deb Schneider wrote:
I'm pretty new to "fruiting"...mostly I've grown berries in the past.
I've now started a small orchard (Kristin, Lapins and Bali cherry, a
4-in-1 Pluot, Queen Cox Apple, and Comice and Warren pears.
I am fascinated with the stories in Pomona about people riding around
their neighborhoods discovering interesting fruits. I'm wondering do
folks knock on doors and ask to try the fruit or collect a sample? How
does one go about identifying what's safe to eat and what isn't? I
don't know a scion from a sapling...is there a good VERY basic book
that describes what NAFEX experts are doing when the take a piece of a
tree and start a new plant?
I live out in the country and often see interesting berry bushes, old
fruit trees, even long ignored orchards. I have a thorny tree (the
blossoms look like apple blossoms) that has never fruited...I wonder if
it might be a wild apple? Would it set fruit if my Queen Cox
SE Ohio Zone 5b
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