So who still has apples hanging

sandbur

5 year old buck +
Location
central Mn.
Gotta love those crabs, guys !! Tough, productive trees.

Art - Are there many apples on those Morse bunches trees ??

Greyphase - What kind of crab is the #5 ??
There are quite a few apples. Each tree must be a seedling as some are ‘bird crabs’ and some are just a bit bigger, maybe up to 5/8 inch at most. The tree is more like a big shrub. They are not completely hardy here. Some will die back or die completely this winter.


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DrDirtNap

Yearling... With promise
My DropTine crab from NWC just has a couple left as of yesterday. A few weeks ago when I looked at it there were around ten left, it's only the third year I've had it in the ground it had a little over twenty quarter size apples this year.


How do you like that Droptine tree H20Fowler? and how old is it? I planted several of those along with some 30/06 trees last winter and they are certainly aggressive growers for me.
 

Northbound

Yearling... With promise
Location
NE Wisconsin
A few pages back I read reference to dolgo graft vs dolgo seedling being different. I was under impression these grew true as seedlings, was that wrong?
I planted 100 of them dolgo seedlings from county sale last year, just wondering if I'm gonna end up with same thing as common apple seedlings (which are slightly cheaper)?
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
Location
NW OHIO Zone 6A
How do you like that Droptine tree H20Fowler? and how old is it? I planted several of those along with some 30/06 trees last winter and they are certainly aggressive growers for me.
I really like it. I bought two of each DropTine/30-06/Ten Point and some of their full size apples three years ago, I was impressed with the root structure and how well they took off. Because of the location I planted them at I couldn't baby them much that first year and they did fine, they are in a CRP strip that I have along the woods...they only get pruned in spring and no more love throughout the year and seem to be growing great. This was the first year they made some apples, they are probably 6'-7'ish tall now. I ordered more for this spring to put out in my shrub strips at the other farm.

Terry at NWC said he didn't think they would be offering the Ten Point this year, they have a new earlier red crab that fruits even heavier that they will be selling.
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
Location
central Mn.
I believe Sandbur has a batch of Dolgo seedlings at his place planted ......... and I think he grafted some too. He can probably give some insight as to what to expect. Can you chime in Bur ???
Here is a dolgo seedling that I am going to collect scion from . I think I will call it the Buckman Crab. It is still holding the fruit that I could not reach for cider.



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sandbur

5 year old buck +
Location
central Mn.
I believe Sandbur has a batch of Dolgo seedlings at his place planted ......... and I think he grafted some too. He can probably give some insight as to what to expect. Can you chime in Bur ???
Here is a dolgo seedling that I am going to collect scion from . I think I will call it the Buckman Crab. It is still holding the fruit that I could not reach for cider.



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My grafted dolgo s average about half that size and they drop fruit about Sept 1.

Next to the above dolgo seedling is another dolgo seedling that has what I call bird crabs. Maybe 1/2 inch in size.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
Location
central Mn.
A few pages back I read reference to dolgo graft vs dolgo seedling being different. I was under impression these grew true as seedlings, was that wrong?
I planted 100 of them dolgo seedlings from county sale last year, just wondering if I'm gonna end up with same thing as common apple seedlings (which are slightly cheaper)?
I know nothing about purchased common apple seedlings, but I wish I had planted 100 dolgo seedlings about 20 years ago. Bird crabs can be topworked into the Deer sized crabs if you wish.


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Northbound

Yearling... With promise
Location
NE Wisconsin
Do your dolgo seedling trees look fairly simular. Shape, bloom time ect? Most of the one's I planted are for wildlife so some variation is good. However I did line our future camp driveway with them. Some uniformity would be ideal in that situation from a landscaping perspective.
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
Location
central Mn.
Do your dolgo seedling trees look fairly simular. Shape, bloom time ect? Most of the one's I planted are for wildlife so some variation is good. However I did line our future camp driveway with them. Some uniformity would be ideal in that situation from a landscaping perspective.
I am going to have to pay more attention next spring.


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