Upper Southeast - KY, TN, WV, OH Valley etc

Great, calling dibs on scions from your Kieffer and Summercrisp for next year :grinning:

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Added WV and OH Valley. Members with similar climate nearby are welcome to participate.

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Definitely. Many of the red fleshed apples have prettier blooms than the pink or red crab apples often planted in front yards for their pink and red glorious colors in spring.
Larger blooms also.

Got scions of Mott’s Pink and Roberts Crab to graft…just got them. Brings total to 39 red fleshed apples.

Odysso is lovely in bloom. But so are they all if you like red, pink or fuschia or purple blooms!

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I have a new friend in the PNW that has been sending me some of their cane fruits…

Marion has a more attractive twin… Silvan. Silvan tastes almost the same as Marion but has a 2X longer growing season.

20F is the point where there could be bud and cane injury.

To answer your question… im trying almost all of them. Heavy leaf mulch at the base and likely frost cloth or tarping in the late fall… i consider these to be more of a hobby as we are pushing the zone here in 6B/7

Another option would be to lay canes on ground and cover heavy with leaves. I have some friends in Eastern Europe that do this technique to push zones on their cane fruits. I am trying some of their varieties as well.

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I’m down here in Christian Co., in southern west-central KY. I know many folks in ‘The Golden Triangle’ think that once you get west of E-town, (120 milesto my east), Kentucky ends, and “there be dragons!”, but there’s another 100 miles of KY to my west.

I’m a transplant from Alabama, by way of Middle Tennessee and mid-Missouri, but I’ve been here nearly 30 years now…

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Weather forecast sure missed the mark for western Rockcastle County. Around 31F this morning with a scattering of frost. I went out to the little greenhouse–where I’ve got my tomatoes, peppers, etc.—about midnight last night and turned some heat on. Good thing!

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From Somerset it used to be 300 miles to the Mississippi River…and 3 hours or so to get to the east end of the state. TN and VA and NC same thing…long journey latitudinally.

Hmmm…I don’t think I got under 40, but a little breeze may have prevented frost pockets.

Looks like a couple nights in 30’s in the near term.
Still, I’d have planted tomatoes 5 days ago if I’d had a place prepared for them.

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It was 31 here this morning, not expecting that. Got a few more mornings to worry about, hoping they’re frost days and not freezes. Very nice today though, almost 70, and sunny.

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Never heard of Silvan, where can one obtain them?

My blackberries are starting to leaf out. Looks like most of my raspberry canes aren’t, tho. Just can’t get them to work out here. Didn’t help that my dog dug two big holes in my patch yesterday, but those canes were dead anyways.

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Had a light frost here last night, as well.

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Thanks for the add @subdood_ky_z6b :+1:

I live on the Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee (very close to East Tennessee though) I am in zone 6b. Just 15 miles from me is 7a but going up in elevation changes the climate quite a bit!

I haven’t been as active posting lately but I do try and read on here quite a bit. Hope I am able to be of help if anyone needs any :ok_hand:

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Like most of the USDA releases…good luck. Almost everything that the USDA releases gets sent to Canada and Europe even Australia where we can not enjoy them here. Once they leave our borders they never come back…boo Anyways go to onegreenworld for Silvan and get on the waitlist.

As for your rasps…etc check your pH. If you dont want to do that dig em up and give them a big dose of peat. Now is the time to dig up the roots and see whats going on…

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Haven’t heard from you in a while. How’s the pear orchard going?

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Here in central middle TN it looks like we may escape further frosts.
Of course, anything can happen but the forecast looks good.

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Ya gotta stop and smell the apple blossoms once from time to time…too much brick laying can be rough on a good man.

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Yes, SW Ohio above Cincinnati here.

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I’m down South. N Florida. Born and raised central Ohio. If I had the money to buy farm property in SE Ohio I would.move today. What a gorgeous farm land. My grandma. God rest her soul, was in Caldwell Ohio. God’s country IMO.

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I just ordered 50 red oak trees for my property for $65, great program and had no idea about it. Thanks for sharing

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Everything has starting coming alive. I was out looking at things today! Several blooms in several trees but only time will tell if I get any fruit from some of the newer things :+1:

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