[NAFEX] Ernesto

tanis grif tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 2 11:42:45 EDT 2006

Thanks.  Here there was hail a couple times; hurt corn more than fruit trees.  (But
then, there's more corn in my neighborhood.)  I lost one graft which was cropping
for first time and was too heavy and broke 3" BELOW the graft.  Small comfort in
knowing it was a good graft!

--- W3cmp wrote:

> Hello all:
>      Woke up this morning after a fitful night of  sleep/listening to winds 
> and found orchard askew.  Pristine (with no  apples) on CG-10 broke  2" diam. 
> treated support stake at ground level  and tree snapped off at graft-seems like 
> CG-10 rootstock grafts are a little  brittle; several semi dwarf on M7 blew 
> over in clay-rich soil that turns to muck  with winds and rain (one tree staked 
> after Isabel went over for 2d time)-will  try to pull them up and stake or 
> restake them; also several dwarf apple trees  full of fruit snapped 2" support 
> stakes and went down but they appear  not to have snapped any roots.  Trees 
> with 3" support stakes (all support  stakes from Adams County nursery) seemed to 
> weather storm OK.  Lost no  peach trees but fruit all over ground.
>      Clay rich soil turns to muck and with wind from  east-northeast rocking 
> trees back and forth they finally go over.  Also  seems like M7 trees in 
> clay-rich soild do require staking!
> Chris Patterson SE Pa. near Lancaster 
> > _______________________________________________

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