What's Happening in the Fall of 2017


#161

Will keep an eye out for that!


#162

my father loved this fert. for his potted plants!


#163

I have a Suncrisp that I picked randomly in a clearance sale by Starks back in 2014. Now I am eager to get some apples on it, especially since the highly-touted Goldrush isn’t hardy here. I might try grafting Goldrush into my planned Frankentree, anyway, if I can find a scion.


#164

No they are from the self fertile hybrid Eastern Prince. Fantastic plant, I enjoy those berries all winter for tea. I dry them as freezer room is limited.


#167

I tried a couple of Suncrisp buds on my Frankenapple, but they didn’t take. Wrong time of year, I think


#169

After trying suncrisp today I would agree it is a fantastic apple. I can’t believe it took me this long to try one.


#170

Suncrisp us an apple that I’ve wanted to taste from the minute I started thinking about planting an orchard. I bench grafted mine in spring 2015 on b9. Nothing yet. Its the slowest growing of the 4 varieties I bench grafted that spring. Looking forward to the day it actually produces.


#171

I actually benchgrafted 2 of them last year and gave them away, what a mistake. I will be adding my own. Ime suprised more people don’t talk about it, what a great tasting apple. Also tried a braeburn, don’t know about that spelling, didn’t care for it.


#172

I think at one point last year, several people spoke highly about it. That’s the reason why I looked for scionwood and was able to get it this past spring. Mine is on B8. It will be a couple more years of waiting for me.


#173

We have been having exceptionally good apples this year. Don’t know if it’s the Temps or the fact that locally we have had a bone dry late summer and fall. It only just rained yesterday. Whatever the case great apple year for us


#174

One other thing about Suncrisp. It attracts more aphids than any other tree in my orchard. Followed by Williams Pride.


#175

Does anyone have a report on when Enterprise is ripe/mature? I have my first two on my tree this year in the same cluster. So if I pick one, I will probably end up with both coming off. (@ltilton? @chikn?)


#176

I have Enterprise and it is ripe now. Thick skin, but very good tasting apple. Not my favorite.


#177

I had one Enterprise apple on my tree and the squirrels got to last week. I was trying to hold out on picking it, but no luck.
Enjoy


#178

About this time, it’s a late apple

I don’t have any now, I’ve turned the tree over to a Frankenapple


#179

Was it that bad? I put on a graft not long ago but maybe I should remove it - ?


#180

The tough skin is really offputting and the flavor mediocre, but it does well for baked apples. I got it because of disease resistance, which it does have, and it’s a good keeper. But at the end of the season, I’d go to the fridge and there they were, still, uneaten.


#181

Thanks - its outta here!


#182

Couldn’t agree more!


#183

I think i just got inspired, you have such a good ideas actually.
P.s; Guys the photos are amazing!
Your forum is amazing actually! I have some health problems and i have to spend lots of time searching for drug reviews, but when i’m here i forget about everything! I continue to do my fav thing growing fruits and vegetables and i forget about disease! :heartbeat::heartbeat::heartbeat: