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2/16/09 1:26 P

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A friend of mine has been talking about planting a few trees. So I've been looking at apple trees that may grow in my area. Found a lot of different kinds that I like. Even a few I never heard of, like northern red. Anyway got to looking at pollinators and found one of the best is crab apples. Never knew this, should have because you see a lot around orchards. Never know what you mite learn about things that don't seem to belong.

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2/12/09 5:47 P

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Thank's for all the info

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2/12/09 10:03 A

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I will have to go back and look at which ones I ordered. We are going to plant them along the back fence so they would have the fence to vine on if needed.

Thanks! Sunny

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2/12/09 9:43 A

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I think I would plant at least 6 more. I don't remember the names of the ones I planted, there were 2 different types, an upright and a vining. The vining have done 99% better than the upright. They do spread but not that fast. Pattie

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2/12/09 9:37 A

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Pattie - I ordered 6 plants. Will that be enough?

Sounds like someday they will be but is it enough for now or do I need to order more?

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2/12/09 9:06 A

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I have had thornless black berries for about 12 yrs now I make about 50 pts of jelly each year you're gonna love them.. I'm trying to get all my neighbors to come and dig some out of my garden because they have spread. Pattie

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2/12/09 8:40 A

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Pattie - Stark Brothers is just south of me and I love their plants & have never had any problems with them. I just ordered some thornless Blackberry Plants from them.

Let us know what you think about their site.

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I'll be checking out that web site later today, Thanks Pattie

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2/11/09 10:51 P

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Thanks Kat for the information on the bug control. We did not want to spray this year and will try these.

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2/11/09 10:37 P

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Doug, the Stark Brothers website lists some early Fuji's that grow in zone 4-8. www.starkbros.com/access?action=prod
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As for bugs, what kind do you have? We do different things - spray a red ball with Tanglefoot and hang it in the tree, or put a mixture of water, vinegar and sugar in a plastic milk jug and hang it in the tree. Just a little mix, and cut a slot in the upper part of the jug for bugs to get through.

We're strictly organic, so I can't tell you anything about the oils or other sprays. Maybe someone else knows. emoticon

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2/11/09 7:50 P

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I found several articles on the WWW that said Fugi Apples can be grown along with Gala in Zones 5 & 6 so it's a go!

Worshipgod - I don't know what zone you are in but you might look at....
www.starkbrothers.com They have the
best fruit trees.

Good Growing! Sunny

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I am just getting ready to do some research on planting a few new apple trees this spring. Fugi and Gala are two I am interested in. I also want to do a few peach trees and pears. I dont know which of those to plant either.

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I think they do better up north but you could certainly try. Check with your local nursery. All Apple Trees have to be sprayed and I don't think these would be any different.

Let us know what you find out. I love Fuji Apples. Another apple I have been noticing in the stores is one called Pink Lady. Anyone tried it?

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2/11/09 7:15 P

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Just wondering if any one has a Fuji Apple tree? I love these apples. Will they grow in zone 5? How hard are they to keep bugs off? Any info would help

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