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Diesel5610

5 year old buck +
Very nice, what are those James?
 

Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
Bur -
How did Yellow Dog do this year for you?? I have 3 seedlings from Yellow Dog seeds that you sent me in pots. They got to about 2 ft. tall with lots of leaves this year. Some Buckmans also in pots. They are a little shorter than the Yellow Dogs, but grew well. I'll re-plant them in the spring.
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
Bur -
How did Yellow Dog do this year for you?? I have 3 seedlings from Yellow Dog seeds that you sent me in pots. They got to about 2 ft. tall with lots of leaves this year. Some Buckmans also in pots. They are a little shorter than the Yellow Dogs, but grew well. I'll re-plant them in the spring.

I have a bit of fruit on my Yellow Dogs.. topworks and the original seedling. This was an off year for fruit on 95% of my trees. The previous year was great.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
I have a bit of fruit on my Yellow Dogs.. topworks and the original seedling. This was an off year for fruit on 95% of my trees. The previous year was great.


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Just a few flowering crabs to nibble on and then they headed for the corn.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
Candy before supper. Bell-shaped UFO's hovering over your field, Bur. Aliens picking up your deer?? :emoji_grinning:

Maybe a guy should stand in the house and shootem down?

;)


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Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
The Sandbur ladies may object just a bit .............. flying glass & all ...........
 

Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
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Just a few flowering crabs to nibble on and then they headed for the corn.


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I love your window view Art; Spring green-up and blossom season must take your breath away. Are you finding that your deer regularly visit the apples when they first get up in the morning and afternoon before they head off to the fields?
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
I love your window view Art; Spring green-up and blossom season must take your breath away. Are you finding that your deer regularly visit the apples when they first get up in the morning and afternoon before they head off to the fields?

Mostly late afternoon. They are out there during the night, but usually I let the dog out of the kennel before daylight and this moves the deer out.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
I love your window view Art; Spring green-up and blossom season must take your breath away. Are you finding that your deer regularly visit the apples when they first get up in the morning and afternoon before they head off to the fields?

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Don’t look at my grass control inside the cages.


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sandbur

5 year old buck +
Looks great ... lawn mowing PITA though :emoji_grin:

Someday I need to measure how many acres I mow.


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Little big horn

A good 3 year old buck
I see those pictures and cant wait till my trees start producing like that! How long on average does it take to get trees to a size where they are producing a decent amount , most of mine are on b118 m111 and i continue to add yearly , yes its pretty addicting im up over 100 but all under 5 yrs oldest are apples till i hit the crab bug couple yrs back southern iowa dang frost got me year ago love all your information as im learning on the fly ! thanks
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
I get first fruit about five years after planting trees purchased from a nursery, depending on size you purchase. You might get a few earlier. Grafting your own is a longer wait.

Soil, climate, and care can alter that.

I planted some seeds again this fall at age 66. Wishful thinking?


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TreeDaddy

5 year old buck +
I get first fruit about five years after planting trees purchased from a nursery, depending on size you purchase. You might get a few earlier. Grafting your own is a longer wait.

Soil, climate, and care can alter that.

I planted some seeds again this fall at age 66. Wishful thinking?


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Wishful thinking? Perhaps

Growing baby trees from seed gratifying to me

bill
 

Chainsaw

5 year old buck +
I get first fruit about five years after planting trees purchased from a nursery, depending on size you purchase. You might get a few earlier. Grafting your own is a longer wait.

Soil, climate, and care can alter that.

I planted some seeds again this fall at age 66. Wishful thinking?


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A true story from my old neighborhood-A local land developer wanted to buy a hilltop apple orchard property for developing into homes. The seller did not have his land for sale and did not want to sell; A generous offer to the seller combined with exclusive life time "ownership" and use of the property as long as he lived won the seller over. The seller was 70 something years old then and was still planting apple trees. Over 70 back then was thought to be pretty old and it was but when the seller hit ninety-five years old he was still planting trees! Keep right on planting Sandbur, one of us or some of us might make it to 95 and what a bitch it would be if we had stopped planting trees at 66 or 72 or even 80.
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And if we don't make 95, at least we will have helped create more scenes like this.
 

Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
^^^^ And maybe some hunter / nature lover / or apple - snooper weirdo will ponder who planted all those apples and crabs. Maybe hunt near them or collect some of the fruit to eat at home. Never a bad thing!!

I've found a few OLD - OLD apple tree skeletons in the Pa. mountains that were clinging to life and putting a few apples on yet. I have no idea what they were, but they were some of the tastiest apples I've ever eaten!! They tasted like cider when it's just beginning to turn to fermenting. They had a tangy "zing" to them. GOD knows who planted them or how far back in time.
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
^^^^ And maybe some hunter / nature lover / or apple - snooper weirdo will ponder who planted all those apples and crabs. Maybe hunt near them or collect some of the fruit to eat at home. Never a bad thing!!

I've found a few OLD - OLD apple tree skeletons in the Pa. mountains that were clinging to life and putting a few apples on yet. I have no idea what they were, but they were some of the tastiest apples I've ever eaten!! They tasted like cider when it's just beginning to turn to fermenting. They had a tangy "zing" to them. GOD knows who planted them or how far back in time.

Did you gather any scion?

I have found only crabs with one exception in my area. Thirty five miles to the west and more in the hills, probably with a better soil pH, a buddy has found more wild apples than me.


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Bowsnbucks

5 year old buck +
Bur -
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I found those ancient apple trees 20+ years ago long before I knew anything about scions or grafting. I'm not sure those trees are even alive anymore. I haven't been back there to that location in years. If I do get back there - which IS doable - I'll check them out for scion harvesting. I wish I knew THEN what I know NOW !!! They may be seedlings and thus unique varieties - but who knows.
 
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