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Old 05-02-2009, 02:23 PM
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Organic Apple Trees

I have a area of land that has about 20 wild apple trees

They have never been cared for In any way..There any where between 8'-20'

Will my compost tea be good for these trees?

Some put out some nice apples, and the others are just hanging In there

Tips on pruning would help too...I know not to cut any more than a 1/3rd
and the branch,s that turn down...Thanks for any tips

I will hop on the 4 wheeler and run down to snap a few pics
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:34 PM
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http://fruittimes.cas.psu.edu/FT2710.pdf

http://www.groworganicapples.com/hol...oil-health.php

http://www.ecosoil.co.za/docs/Ecosoi...rch_Apples.pdf

This might help.
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:10 PM
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Compost Does A Soil & Apple Tree Good!
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:47 PM
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Trees gone wild

Here's the trees
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:56 PM
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oh jah, those poor trees.... give them the works and prune as little as can be done..........
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Old 05-03-2009, 08:24 AM
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It should be safe to cut out the center, but try it first with your least productive. This should only be done in late spring, so pruning out for this year, in Wisco.

They seem like a Johnny Appleseed planting... What varieties do you have?
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:32 AM
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oh jah, those poor trees.... give them the works and prune as little as can be done..........
I told you they ere Wild I will have a go at them with my pole chain saw and a pair of loppers

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It should be safe to cut out the center, but try it first with your least productive. This should only be done in late spring, so pruning out for this year, in Wisco.

They seem like a Johnny Appleseed planting... What varieties do you have?
Not sure what Kind they are...The apples are red with a bit of yellow /green In them

EDIT...ahh Ok your saying that they were droped by the horses???...
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:59 AM
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[QUOTE=Daner;2967411]Not sure what Kind they are...The apples are red with a bit of yellow /green In them

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Sound like macintosh?
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:46 PM
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They seem like a Johnny Appleseed planting...
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EDIT...ahh Ok your saying that they were droped by the horses???...
He refers to John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, who spread the apple tree across America as he set up nursery aftery nursery ahead of the population surge moving west. As for being one of his trees-they'd have to be around 200 years old, to be so. They could certainly be descendants, but I don't know if he went into Canada.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:02 PM
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... They could certainly be descendants, but I don't know if he went into Canada.
That brings up a curious question... were there any apples at all, native to NA?

But, what I actually meant was that it looked like to me - that those tree were purposely placed - as oppsed to haphazard distribution of seed, by natural causes.
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