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by Appledoc
Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Prunning Apple Trees
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Prunning Apple Trees

Scottie, Any time during the dormant season is fine. I would avoid the period from pre-bloom (pink) through late spring because of the possibility of spreading fire blight bacteria into the wounds (especially if done when the bark is wet). I would avoid fall, before the leaves come off, because of t...
by Appledoc
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Which Fruit Trees for NE NC?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Which Fruit Trees for NE NC?

G&E, Because you have a long growing season in eastern NC, I would suggest trying these later season apple varieties: Fuji (September Wonder or Jubilee strain is little earlier), Granny Smith, Pink Lady (Cripps Pink). Scab-resistant suggestions would be Dayton (would ripen in August), Sundance (Sept...
by Appledoc
Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: Fruit tree fungal diseases
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Fruit tree fungal diseases

ShencoEd, You must be doing something right to stay ahead of black knot. Persistently cutting out the knots before growth starts in the spring is an important part of it. I was involved with an experiment in Michigan where we intentionally placed three knots in the top of each Stanley prune tree to ...
by Appledoc
Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: Fruit tree fungal diseases
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Fruit tree fungal diseases

ShencoEd, Brown rot attacks all stone fruits including cherries, nectarines and apricots in addition to the peaches and plums that you mention. Rot pressure varies a lot from year to year depending on the amount of carryover in the form of mummified fruit hanging in the trees or on the ground, the a...

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