History of where my Orchard is planted (being planted)


#21

I’m a huge family history buff. I do not have any AM Indian heritage, the ‘bacon’s’ came from England.


#22

Got my trees painted today in the nursery awaiting transplant to the orchard soon.


#23

Apple #1 here looks like it might be Horse. Is it tart?


#24

Looking forward to seeing your orchard develop!


#25

Does the horse apple generally have some russet? I’m not sure on flavors cuz as I said before I have tried all 3 but never at the right time it seems. I’m going to try to be more diligent this fall in trying them more often until i believe they are ripe.


#26

There are a number of strains, but some russeting is common. Compare your apples to Ron Joyner’s picture of Horse.


#27

Well worked my butt off this weekend, added 36 trees to the orchard!


#28

Labor of love!

Tony


#29

This is my homemade water container for my orchard. Old farm s10, water tank, gravity fed, compliments to the farm owner who loves the orchard that put it together!


#30

Well here it is gents, my current Orchard Layout. the top 4 on the right were not planted on purpose (farmer field drift worries) for naughty chems. The bottom 3, the 1 to the far left was done on purpose (would block a deer blind that is a residents fav spot so won’t plant 1 there) the other 2 I had 2 trees that I lost the tags for and another person really wanted some trees. So i gave away 2 doubles (geneva & centurion) and 2 unidentified, now known to be Holiday & Frostbite, bummed I don’t have Holiday now…oh well. 59 trees in total are in my orchard, except for the 2 spots at the bottom left and with some careful thought, the top 4 this particular area is full. All full or semi standard trees so i gave them all 30 feet on each side. I will perhaps plant some on the hill by the old 3 trees still standing from the orchard back in the late 1800s that have newly planted children in my orchard. :)18184

Special thanks to these folks that supplied scion when I got started and now have a place on my orchard. @greyphase @CrazyEd @Turkey Creek @WTNUT @SmallChunk @Lot2Learn @aerospacefarmer


#31

Hey Dan, my mouth started to water as I read through your list of trees. Let me know when your going to start your next orchard and I’ll load you up with Limbertwig scion. :slight_smile:


#32

wow…can’t wait to see what it looks like in another 5 years.


#33

Well done Dan, I’m anxious to see how they all do for you and which ones become your favorites.


#34

Well I started at 3:45 yesterday afternoon and completed at 10:45. I am not the quickest but man I sure enjoy it, I used budding bands for wraps this year, man those things pull stuff seriously tight and they are cheap! Sealed it all w/ treekote and I don’t have any on me! Also, I am happy to report that no Dan’s were harmed during the making of these grafts. :slight_smile:

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#35

No Treekote on you, your my hero. :star_struck::star_struck: I’ll have to see about getting you some more Limbertwigs next year. :yum: What the heck is a Suds apple?


#36

Well my Grandfather had an arabian horse he was quite proud of named ‘Suds’. This horse probably died 12-15 years ago, and was buried. Around the spot of his burial there is a random apple tree that I guess was growing before they even buried him. I have no idea how good the tree is but what the heck, i got room. :slight_smile:

I used to throw apples to him and i assumed 1 passed through and came out of the ground. :slight_smile: