Started by rick91351, June 27, 2011, 05:36:20 PM
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Quote from: hpinson on January 09, 2014, 06:05:37 PMWe are considering starting a few trees this year. Does any one have suggestions for a type of apple that would be late blooming, cold hardy, and drought resistant. I'm looking for local or mail order sources.We are in high pinion-juniper woodland, in northern New Mexico, we have cold winters down to about -20F, hot summers up to about 100F, a light but generally persistent snowpack, and have strong monsoonal moisture in July and August (usually). There are lots of bees around. Lots of deer!One local stock that I know works in such conditions is Dixon apples, as grown at the former Dixon Orchard. They are gone, wiped away by floods and politics, but I wonder if stock of this variety is available somewhere? In retrospect I should contact the County Extension agent, if such a person still exists around here.We have a gorgeous old apricot tree, which yields (quite a bit) occasionally when there is a warm spring.
Quote from: hpinson on January 10, 2014, 09:17:11 PM I found the article:Why Your supermarket Only Sells 5 Kinds of Appleshttp://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/04/heritage-apples-john-bunker-maine?page=1
Quote from: Redoverfarm on January 10, 2014, 06:30:19 PMSomething to make you sick. My father who recently passed had planted about 40 trees of various varities back in the late 70's. He loved his hobby to say nothing of the fruit they yielded. Two years ago I moved my parents close to me and they sold their property where the trees were planted. The majority of the trees were old varities that my Dad had either grafted or found root stock. He was into the older varities. He had a couple of Arkansas Black's. Because they were older varities they were full size not semi or dwarf. The new owner from what I heard had bulldozed out all the trees that he had skillfully planted and raised.