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Preserving hierloom apples through grafting

I have about six or so apple varieties that I want to preserve. The trees are old and with rotted out cores and limbs falling off during snow, ice, and wind storms. Grafting them onto new more resistant root stock seems like a good idea, but I know nothing about grafting. Where can I get rootstock, learn to graft, or find somebody who will do it right the first time? I would probably want 3 trees of each variety so my daughter could have one set and I could have a backup. I have 20 acres, so space is not my issue, I would rather opt for disease resistance and hardiness.

Linn County OR grafting fruit trees Posted about 1 month ago

Grafting an apple tree

Hello. I have apple seed that I am trying to sprout in the fridge. I want to grow apple trees from them. Do I need a scion branch from the same tree to graft them when they grow to about 30 cm in height?

NY Posted about 1 month ago

Apple tree pest or virus?

I have 4 espaliered apple trees (3-4 yrs old). Recently, I noticed these marks that first looked like burn marks. Upon further inspection, I see that the bark is being eaten away and perhaps there is some type of borer pest. It is at the grafted joints. What can I do to prevent further damage and save my trees?

Multnomah County OR Posted 5 months ago

Is this apple tree chancre?

Howdy from Veneta----I have a Gala apple tree, around 5 years old. It is a good producer and appears to be in good health, but as you know, requires lots of attention...spraying, etc. I had some apple scab problems with it for the last two years, which I gather is pretty common with Galas, but now seem to have that under control. Over the summer I noticed some kind of lesion or chancre in several places--three photos attached ((please let me know if they don't come through). I fear they may have been there longer and I just missed them. Can you identify what this is and tell me what to do about it? I thank you...

Lane County OR Posted 5 months ago

Apple tree

This year we had a couple issues with a few Apple trees. Wanted to know what might have caused it. One tree is a chehalis Apple and the apples were rotting on the tree in August. We water every 2-3 weeks for 12 hours with sprayers at the base. We also have a pink lady Apple tree and the apples and brown dots on the exterior-on half the Apple. It didn’t go deep into the Apple when I peeled them. This was watered 20 minutes at the base each day. I have attached pictures of both trees for your reference. Thanks. Lisa

Marion County OR Posted 8 months ago

Apple tree worms

What may be used for worms on Golden Delicious apple tree?

Franklin County Tennessee Posted 9 months ago

Healthy looking Apple's on fire blight tree (early stages)

This year my Apple tree was diagnosed with fire blight. The Apple's still look good and healthy, is it safe to eat them? The tree was treated with a spray last month. I have had these trees for 4 years now, so I know this is the year the tree got infected. Just need to know if my family and I should stay away from the apples..

El Paso County Colorado Posted 9 months ago

Bright red spots on yellow apples

The sunny side of the yellow transparent apples are covered with bright red spots. What is this?

Washington County Oregon Posted 11 months ago

Wooly growth on apple tree

Can anyone tell me what this is on our cooking apple tree?

Outside United States Posted 11 months ago

Choosing a rootstock

Could you help with choosing rootstocks for the following varieties (which ones will best perform on which rootstock in terms of yield, taking into consideration cold climate - zone 4/5): Idared Red Chief Jonagold Jonagored Jonathan Red Jonaprince Cortland Melrose Empire Sweetango

Potential rootstocks: B9, B10, M26, M106, B118 or any other better suited rootstock.

Thank you in advance.

Minnesota Posted 11 months ago