So I am going to be grafting over a few trees, this year and I was looking for some input on cider apples.
I am trying to go with a no/minimum spray program. I was thinking dormant oil, and then maybe a copper spray. During the season I’d really like to avoid most things, however if I find I’m losing a lot of fruit to PC or CM, I’ll make a few sprays. The trouble is that I live 2.5 hours away from where these trees are, so I really wouldn’t be able to keep up with a rigorous spray schedule, and to be honest I don’t really care if my fruit is clean… I just like it no TOO scabby.
If you were fairly limited on the varieties that you could grow, and wanted to limit your spraying, what would you choose?
As of now I’ve basically only decided on GoldRush and Arkansas Black. This is because they can be used for cider, and they can stored and eaten.