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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 09:40 AM

multi-variety fruit trees.

so, i have some whips to plant at the farm, a peach, a pair of early apples, and 3 sweet cherries. i have a mature montmorency in my yard, as well as an italian plum that gives me no fruit . (did some root surgery this winter. fingers crossed.) i will add a few more later this year, probably 5 year olds. i plan on about 20 altogether, mostly dwarf, or dwarfed by pruning.
i am thinking i would i would like to add a large multi-variety apple. or maybe a plum. really looking for the mid-future crop while i wait on the whips.

have seen a few apples in common varieties, but i would really like to get some of the more unusual apples out there. one good for drying, particularly, and a good pie/canner. a good eater, of course. (room for a single or two, but...)
pretty much same would go for a plum. i love plums. just that apples keep better. plums likely wouldn't make it that far, tho. (so you see my problem.)
i have kept quite a few things way under budget so far, so i could splurge on this tree if i could find just the right one. gonna call a couple of the local good greenhouses. but would like opinions of varieties, and on the concept.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. Gala

 

It's not very exotic, but I love Galas.

Multivariety fruit trees kind of give me the creeps. Kind of like bonsai. I feel sad for them.

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Response to tru (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 02:34 PM

2. i like galas too.

i have to figure out the timing, too.
i ordered a couple of whips and am going to take a crack at grafting myself. i have a plum that doesnt fruit. i am going to graft a couple different varieties on just to see what happens/how i do.
who knows.

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Response to mopinko (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:30 AM

3. I was thinking of getting some apple trees too

as mine are pretty old and one just died. Was thinking of Winesap, Black Twig and Gravenstein. All are tart apples. The first two keep better longer than Gravenstein apparently.

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