[NAFEX] Liberty apple and cedar apple rust?

Dennis Norton dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Fri Jul 14 18:33:18 EDT 2006



We are experiencing the same issue here at Royal Oak Farm with a few of our 
300 Liberty apple trees. I came across some interesting information at 
http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/scaffolds/2000/6.5_disease.html#1 that 
addressed our problem here.  The photos were a big help since our leaves 
looked exactly like the photos in the article.  Hope it helps out.

Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Smith" <friendly27sw at yahoo.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 5:17 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Liberty apple and cedar apple rust?

>I got some Liberty scionwood from The Christian
> Homesteading Movement Richard Fahey last winter and
> grafted several trees.  Cedar apple rust has been one
> of my biggest disease problems because I don't spray
> much and so I had high hopes for resistant trees.  The
> problem is, the liberty grafts developed cedar apple
> rust, though not as much as my susceptible trees.
> This could be because my susceptible varieties leafed
> out earlier than the new grafts and by the time my
> grafts were growing well, they may have escaped much
> of the rust this year.  I had also grafted some other
> trees that should be resistant including Williams
> Pride, Arkansas Black etc and they developed no rust
> at all, leafing out at the same time as the Liberty.
> My question is, have others seen cedar apple rust on
> Liberty?  Do you think I might have been sent another
> variety by mistake?
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