[NAFEX] Crab apple scion wood

Lori Rizzo larizzo at charter.net
Sat Feb 19 22:13:53 EST 2011

Jerry, I'd sure take some - can I get 2 pieces? Just let me know the cost of
postage, and I can Paypal you, if you want.

I would want the trees for Jelly - have been looking around here, but
haven't found many good prospects.

Lori Rizzo  
1138 Hitchhike Trail
Maryville, TN 37803


Lori Rizzo, RN BSN MBA
Health Care Quality & Process Improvement
Pet Training & Behavior Counseling
Rizzo Hollow Heirloom Plants & Unusual Edibles
Maryville, TN  USDA Zone 7b
larizzo at charter.net
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Subject: [NAFEX] Crab apple scion wood

Dear group,

Last summer at the annual NAFEX meeting, one of the field stops was at my 
persimmon & pawpaw orchard. As they rode the wagon past an apple tree 
extremely loaded with small red apples they asked what variety?  It is a
that has been here for maybe 15 years and I was planning to cut it down.
before they placed the lunching rope around my neck I promised to save it a 
few more years. I now have scion wood available for those that wanted it, 
or anybody else. Here is a brief description.

Except for years with late hard frosts it bears heavily every year. They 
turn deep red starting Sept and remain usually until November. Fireblight 
hasn't been a huge problem, I'd say from memory very little. I didn't notice

dead limbs today when cutting scion wood. The fruits are about 1 inch in
and I'd think would be about the right size for pickling. They are eatable,
little puckery, from the tree. Today I had trouble getting good wood that 
wasn't loaded with fruiting spurs. It does sucker badly and but even the 
suckers have spurs so couldn't get good wood from them either.  David
NAFEX member plans to propagate it for wildlife.  

I now have wood, most smaller than pencil dia. Most of last years growth 
bigger than 1/4 inch are loaded with fruit spurs. It is first come first 
served for the best wood. Each stick should be good for at least three
All I ask is reimburse the postage. Send me your mailing address and the 
number of pieces you want.  


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