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  • From: "Judson L. Frisk" <>
  • To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pink Lady
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:06:04 -0600

I always try to prune a little all winter and leave the prunings on top of
the snow. Usually the rabbits will chew on the prunings and leave the rest
of my plants alone. Judson L. Frisk SW Iowa

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of William C. Garthright
Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 8:07 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pink Lady

> Unfortunately, I discovered that Pink Lady requires a long, hot growing
season. Just to cold here in zone 2. Minnesota

Yes, I suppose that you're right. But my little Pink Lady apple tree
bore fruit for the first time last year, and I was surprised at how
early they ripened. I mean, I was expecting them to be very, very late,
but they ripened considerably earlier than my other late apples
(admittedly, they get some shade, while the Pink Lady is in full sun).

Unfortunately, I forgot to note the date - sometime in late September,
as I recall. And here I was worried that they might not have time to
ripen at all! We had a very cool summer, too (for Nebraska).

They also kept very well in the refrigerator. I still have three or four
left, though they're starting to go bad now.

Unfortunately, we've had a very unusual amount of snow this winter, and
the rabbits got over the little electric fence and chewed the heck out
of my tree. Usually, I put a circle of 4' high chickenwire around each
tree, but we rarely get much snow. Naturally, the year I decide to
experiment with the electric wire, we get a ton of it. Go figure.

I had the trunk wrapped, so that should be OK. But the tree is very
small and most of the branches were low enough for the rabbits to
completely strip.

Lincoln, NE (zone 5)

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