What root stock u using & where are u getting root stock & these scions? That’s AWESOME!!!
Horribly …. If u want to keep a tag on the screen of tree or attach to cage…. Best way. My only way that’s viable for me…. I just know the varieties & know what looking at. There’s some hybrids & a few I’ve lost track of though. Could keep a little map too where ur master map keeps track of what planted where.How do you all keep track of which variety of tree you plant? Seems like the tags come loose over time and blow away, or the sun fades the writing. My memory isn't good enough to keep track of the 30+ that I have planted (let alone replanting when I have to replace dead ones.)
I got another 20 apple trees planted in this spring and have been using the fertilizer schedule that was on here. Last years trees are really taking off.
I always have some nasty asian beetles and I know that time is approaching. They killed a 5 year old sweet cherry tree last summer even after I hit it with some spray. I'm not entirely sure they didn't get two of my other first year apples either. What are you guy using to keep your new plants safe?
Thanks! I will give those a try - they seem to check the boxes for what I have encountered. Appreciate it!I use these tags. Seem decent, no complaints yet but only have had them on for a few months .
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Not 4 but this my go to.Man, there is a ton of info on all these pages about apple and pear trees, much of it way over my head! On a new farm, for a beginner in this, what 4 apple and 4 pear varieties would you do? Ideally something that drops late and also something that i could order as bare toot seedlings
Was thinking of trying my hand at grafting next spring. Seems if you buy rootstock in bulk you can get MM-111 for around $1.50 a pop if you're doing 100 or more. I've got the grafting tool, tape, wax etc but do we run into any problems with overwintering them? I've got a couple hundred 3 gallon pots but was wondering if you can just start them in a raised bed or if those need to be covered in winter to avoid root damage?