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  Topic: Rootstock propagation and grafting questions
OP

Replies: 14
Views: 5362
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 12 3:37 pm   Subject: Rootstock propagation and grafting questions
I can't add much to this, as I prefer to buy mine! I think different techniques are used for different types of rootstocks (even within Malus) - so don't assume that your layering method will work wi ...
  Topic: Minarette/Columnar fruit trees
OP

Replies: 5
Views: 9695
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 12 8:42 pm   Subject: Minarette/Columnar fruit trees
Lovely photos of your ballarina trees.

I'm still not convinced about the columnar plum and cherry trees, it just doesn't sound feasible to keep them pruned to a columnar style.
  Topic: apple identification please
OP

Replies: 37
Views: 14754
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 12 12:14 pm   Subject: apple identification please
Always possible I'm wrong about the Cornish Aromatic, OP - Scotts apples were labelled approximately, sometimes.

In which case we might have another mystery apple
I'm not convinced it is ...
  Topic: apple identification please
OP

Replies: 37
Views: 14754
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 12 5:32 am   Subject: apple identification please
Sorry, not Cornish Aro. That's the last tree to become ripe in my orchard and won't be ready till November, this year its still fairly green. It has a distinctive shape too, almost heart shaped, and i ...
  Topic: Replacing a pear tree
OP

Replies: 9
Views: 3170
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 12 3:33 pm   Subject: Replacing a pear tree
If you are worried about replant disease - and you are feeling very fit - you could always excavate the original hole, then dig another hole somewhere else and re-fill the old hole from the new one. ...
  Topic: Minarette/Columnar fruit trees
OP

Replies: 5
Views: 9695
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 12 3:29 pm   Subject: Minarette/Columnar fruit trees
I'm intrigued if Ken Muir is selling the Tickled Pink trees as minarettes because this variety has only just been introduced to the UK from Germany and as far as I know the rootstocks are currently ve ...
  Topic: apple identification please
OP

Replies: 37
Views: 14754
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 12 3:15 pm   Subject: apple identification please
As Yummersetter says, the thick stem could be a clue, although on a very old tree the apples may no longer be true to type. That aside it has some resemblance to Cornish Aromatic (early 19th century).
  Topic: Masterchef (sad addiction) ...
OP

Replies: 35
Views: 16926
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 12 7:07 pm   Subject: Masterchef (sad addiction) ...
The mass outdoors, in a tent, catering for the Jane Austen Fan Club in Bath was a bit bonkers last night

EV
Yes, but not quite as bonkers as the weird private dinner afterwards. Had she been in ...
  Topic: Programming for kids - this looks promising
OP

Replies: 7
Views: 3803
PostForum: Reviews and What's On   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 8:27 pm   Subject: Programming for kids - this looks promising
I also grew up on BBC Basic, but things have changed and I don't think modern children would tolerate that ratio of input (hundreds of lines of code typed by hand) to output (e.g. a program that conve ...
  Topic: Masterchef (sad addiction) ...
OP

Replies: 35
Views: 16926
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 12 8:06 pm   Subject: Masterchef (sad addiction) ...
The amount of skill that all these contestants have is truly amazing, speaking as someone who can manage apple crumble on a good day. However one thing that worries me is the number of times they put ...
  Topic: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
OP

Replies: 11
Views: 5994
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 11 10:40 am   Subject: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
So it's plant an acre of pips and hope one was fertilised by a Jazz
Unfortunately not. Apples do not grow true from seed so even if Jazz is the mother or father, it won't be a Jazz tree that grows ...
  Topic: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
OP

Replies: 11
Views: 5994
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 11 9:21 am   Subject: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
will bud-grafting give you Jazz fruit? I assume not?
You would need access to a Jazz tree to obtain the bud material, and if you are not a licensed grower it would be illegal to do this.
  Topic: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
OP

Replies: 11
Views: 5994
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 11 2:06 pm   Subject: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
OP - are you trying to get lucky with a Jazz being pollinated by a Jazz to sell? All Jazz apples I get don't have pips in them
None of my Jazz seedlings show any sign of producing anything but I ...
  Topic: Progress report - Plums
OP

Replies: 55
Views: 44229
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jul 16, 11 11:16 am   Subject: Progress report - Plums
I have done quite a bit of research on this. The general view is that Golden Sphere and Gypsy are cherry plums not mirabelles, based on their early flowering and early ripening. However they are freq ...
  Topic: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
OP

Replies: 11
Views: 5994
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 11 3:54 pm   Subject: Grafted varieties Braeburn/Bramley
It is impossible to get Jazz / Scifresh trees. I have resorted to planting pips.

I don't particularly like family trees, one of those things that sounds like a good idea but isn't. If part of the ...
 
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