Questions not deserving of a whole thread


#1481

PC is mostly over here in Maryland … once fruits are larger the curc loses interest. The only exception in my orchard is Euro plums which get late neck bites. I gave my Euros one last Surround yesterday.

I have been much better than usual about picking up fallen fruit, hopefully that will reduce my curc population next year. One of my apricot stands got a ton of curc damage, I think because there were too many dropped fruits in that area last year.

Re: curc generations, there supposedly is another generation but I rarely see signs of it so I never figured out what’s going on there.

This time of year is the first point I can relax a bit, the curc is pretty much done and I don’t have squirrels stealing apricots yet. The main focus in this interim period for me is OFM/CM, I am hitting all the apples and peach tips with oil/Bt/spinosad combo to set back the first brood of OFM/CM. So far I have seen only 3-4 OFM tip strikes total and zero CM.


#1482

I am learning that Stark Bros sell many varieties under their own name. Is the Chieftan apple sold by Stark under a different name?


#1483

Hi again everyone. I’ve got a pretty lame question for you that I don’t know the answer to. Only because I’m new. LOL this tree is a ginger gold apple tree that I wanted to graft another type on to as a new Central leader. So the first tier of apples is ginger gold and the second tier of apples is a different variety. The different variety I chose was pristine apple. The only thing it has done so far is produce flowers on all of the areas where branches would be. I do realize these flowers will be apples but will this grow a new central leader that I could eventually start a new tier of branches?
I’m honestly just happy a lot of my grafting has taken.
If it is not going to become a new central leader then I will cut it off and try a sweet 16 variety that I got as well. Or wait until next year and try again with something else.


#1484

Pick off the blossoms and make sure that the graft is the highest growth on the tree. It should produce a new terminal leader for you. Lots of our bench grafted Pristine flower. They all turn into trees just fine.


#1485

Awesome! Thank you.


#1486

How big are your trees? You may want to do a soil test.

I just planted a bunch of DWN stone fruit on citation this year. I found out from a test that my soil has lots of everything but almost 0 nitrogen. I have been sprinkling on urea and despite my trees getting half eaten by dear 6 weeks ago, they have put on a ton of growth… way more than I would have expected considering the heavy deer pruning and the fact that it isn’t even summer yet. Maybe I got lucky that the nitrogen didn’t burn the roots.


#1487

I don’t know for sure, but we can buy Chieftain up here so I would assume that it is not specifically a Stark Bros renamed apple.


#1488

Is this dark blackish bark normal for Cortland? I lost a Jonathan and Gala to Fire Blight near this tree, and I’ve almost cut this back to the root stock a few times, but the foliage is healthy and the tree is putting on new growth.


#1489

Anyone know what kind of nut/fruit tree this is? It was labeled a peach which it is obviously not.


#1490

Looks just like my small hazel nut trees, but I’m no expert.


#1491

beechnut?


#1492

@SpudDaddy
I believe this is ironwood (ostrya virginiana)
Although there are some birches that look like that, and also have the lenticels on stem like that.
Birch twigs often have a wintergreen taste if chewed,
Ironwood does not


#1493

yellow birch was my next guess.


#1494

You know something neat about every plant!!!
:heart:


#1495

Monterey’s horticultural oil or soap and water for aphids on pear? Last year I used neem oil and think I may have burned some of the leaves. All of the other trees did fine except for the pear tree. I am a little nervous about what to use for aphids on the pear tree. I have also seen a few spider mites. I have Dawn dish soap or I could purchase something online if needed. I was also thinking baby soap? Only because it is very mild compared to others.


#1496

Here are some Aphids in action on new growth of an Asian Pear,with their ant buddies.
Soap or some with a little cooking oil should smother them.Neem oil is fairly strong,but sometimes is necessary.bb


#1497

Looks like an elm tree to me.


#1498

I have a tip bearing apple tree that I’m trying to tame. I have tied down the branches, and have been pinching off the vegetative growths. What are the signs when they ‘give up’ and switch over to make next years flower buds?


#1499

I harvested an onion today to use for brunch, a bit early maybe. It is a Cabernet F1, a red onion. But when we cut it open it is as solid white inside. Do you think they will be like a regular red onion in color when cured?


#1500

I may have mixed up some persimmon scions this year could anyone identify if these pictures are Kaki or Virginiana leaf?

Thanks