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Ide’s of March Apple Variety Profile

PoorSand

5 year old buck +
Last spring, fellow Habitat Talk member Oaknut sent scions from the Ide’s of March tree to several other of us members. It would be nice if the members’ observations would be consolidated into this thread so we can collectively figure out the potential and limitations of this variety. I have attached a summary of what is known to the tree owner so far. Members must be logged in to view the summary. Non-members are SOL on viewing it unless they join.

(Oaknut gets all the credit. I simply consolidated the notes and am now posting them with his go-ahead to do so.)
 

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Apple Junkie

5 year old buck +
My hat is off to all the citizen scientists like yourselves who do this important research and documentation. Thanks. Obviously, I hope you keep us posted.
 

Telemark

5 year old buck +
I can't open it. Is it a problem on my end?
 

Charles Clear

5 year old buck +
That is a very nice looking tree and a nice clean looking apple
 

sandbur

5 year old buck +
Great information !


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PoorSand

5 year old buck +
If Oaknut's tree gets denuded from scion requests and dies, we can probably rely on the clonal germplasm repositories (A/K/A orchards) that Habitat Talk members have been creating on their properties.
 

Oaknut

A good 3 year old buck
If Oaknut's tree gets denuded from scion requests and dies, we can probably rely on the clonal germplasm repositories (A/K/A orchards) that Habitat Talk members have been creating on their properties.
Sure hope that doesn’t happen...
 
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AtomApple

5 year old buck +
I had one graft take, hopefully it makes it through its first winter.
 

R.E. Gould

A good 3 year old buck
Awesome, I'd love to get a scion this year if any are available. I've got a highly disease resistant late hanging roadside apple for folks to try. (And a ton of other varieties.)
 

PoorSand

5 year old buck +
I'll have it on my list of scions available when this year's scion exchange thread gets going. I watered and fertilized the heck out of the ones I benchgrafted last spring and grew in pots with fluffy mix for the summer. When I fall dormant planted them, I noticed that one of the whips was sticking out above the six foot tall cage I put around it. Since I won't be watering it this summer and it has only a two-gallon root system, I plan to head back the top couple/few feet of it next month.

It will be interesting to me to read comments on how this variety reacts to different growing environments and exposure to diseases.
 

H20fwler

5 year old buck +
I had one of the two scions I received take off great this summer.

Grafted to M111 it is maybe 3' tall whip and will go out to the new orchard this spring. Very cool tree to be trying out!
 

PatinPA

5 year old buck +
I can't open it. Is it a problem on my end?
It's a pdf. Do you have Adobe Reader? If not I think you can download it for free.
 
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