[nafex] M27 rootstock

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Fri Mar 30 15:36:10 EDT 2012

Our would certainly be fun to identify the various cultivars. But I would be inclined to wait for fall, taste everything, and decide what I liked.

(and I've read that at least some common rootstocks produce reasonably tasty apples.)

Typed with Swype. Who knows what I intended to say?

fuwa fuwa usagi <fuwafuwausagi at muchomail.com> wrote:

>Thank you for the response.
>Does anyone know where I can find a link to a picture of the fruit of
>M27? The reason I ask is I recently rediscovered a planting I made some
>8 years ago of some 39 varieties of apples on M27.   The rabbits had a
>feast and gnawed everything in site, which naturally regrew, but the
>issue becomes is it the scion or the rootstock that regrew. but I can
>tell some stuff must have survived as the bloom rates a radically
>different on several (they are probably Northern Spy based on their
>location and the fact they re still dormant and I grafted several NS).
>It is sort of  mystery as to what survived.  But an intriguing one as I
>have a grid of what I planted only need to identify a few varieties in
>order to apply it. OF course knowing what the rootstock fruit looks
>like will greatly simplify the task.
>One intersting thing is M27 must root a lot easier than I thought, as
>many of the bush/trees were blown over and rooted in several places and
>the rootstock grew laterally underground.
>Message: 2
>Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:49:50 -0500
>From: sherwin <sherwindu at att.net>
>Subject: Re: [nafex] M27 rootstock
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>On 3/29/2012 3:40 PM, fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
>> Does anyone know is M27 fruits and if it does what does the apple
>look like?
>> tfb
>      All apple rootstocks I know of will produce fruit, but it is 
>terrible tasting.  You can let yours
>      grow to satisfy your curiosity.  Certain rootstocks, like Quince 
>will give an edible fruit, but
>      your M27 won't.
>                                  Sherwin Dubren
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