Anyone grow columnar apples?


#41

That’s good to hear. I think my Scarlet may be on M111, it’s heavy with Burr Knots at the base. I’ll let them bear a moderate crop this year if they set one and follow up with a light Summer pruning for shape and a little more TLC to try and boost mine up to eventual goal of a max 9 feet. I haven’t fertilized them at all, native soil only and dressed with woodchips, the trees are healthy and I wanted a few years without fertilizer to see how they acted. Just recently put some aged horse manure and homemade compost down around them, and the buds are just beginning to swell. I like the tight bottle-brush shape you’ve pruned your tree to, that would suit my site just fine!


#42

The apple Dudley is also known as North Star.


#43

While reading “Apples for the 21st Century” by Warren Manhart - a second time around for me - I once again was impressed by the information given about Kandil Sinap. It “grows like a Lombardy poplar.”

There are also tantalizing gaps in the information. No mention of diseases or insect problems. Is it that good to grow?
Since I just got word the HOS Propagation Fair for Portland, Oregon has been cancelled, I dare ask: Anyone with Kandil Sinap scions?


#44

Kandil Sinap looks like it has cylindrical fruit not a columnar growing tree.


#45

I guess my understanding of columnar has been a rather loose term, in your view.


#46

I was going to plant these in DC but after 3 years I decided to just keep them in NJ.


#47