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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade => Topic started by: D-Grower on January 18, 2021, 07:16:56 AM

Title: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: D-Grower on January 18, 2021, 07:16:56 AM
Looking for a handful of scions of any types of apples that might do well here in the FL panhandle. Varieties such as Joy, Anna, golden dorsett, etc. Figure any varieties that have 500 hours or less of chill requirements might do OK here. Please let me know what you got! Probably would need to get the scions in February to attempt grafting before the trees fully wake.

Thanks! DG
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: Pokeweed on January 23, 2021, 08:09:07 AM
Hi Derek, I can send you a bunch of cuttings in a few weeks. I need to train my apples. I have the usual suspects, anna, ein shemer etc. Do you have plums? I need to cut them back as well. D
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: Oolie on January 24, 2021, 02:22:20 AM
I have Fuji.
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: D-Grower on January 26, 2021, 10:00:37 AM
Hi Derek, I can send you a bunch of cuttings in a few weeks. I need to train my apples. I have the usual suspects, anna, ein shemer etc. Do you have plums? I need to cut them back as well. D

I do have Chickasaw plum but not any great improved types. The Chickasaw on my property is a better one than most you find wild. Fair sized fruits and not bad flavor. On the property next to mine the guy has a huge Chickasaw plum too but the fruits are small and tart.

Figure if I'm gonna try grafting I need to get things moving. Warmer than usual here already and things are thinking about waking up.

I have Fuji.

I think I remember seeing Fuji was under 5-6 hundred chill hours which should be OK. Is that correct?
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: Pokeweed on January 28, 2021, 07:03:10 AM
From what I have been told and seen in my own trees, apples can produce fruit in much lower chill hours than would be ideal for them. They basically become indeterminate and produce several small flushes of fruit throughout the year. D
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: D-Grower on January 28, 2021, 03:32:16 PM
Definitely would take some cuttings of your Anna and ein shemer  apples. Any other varieties? Looking for Joy and golden dorsett and basically any that might do well here. However I have only 4-6 branches I could try grafting onto. Would like to put a different type on each branch if possible. Assuming good success hopefully...but if some don't take it is what it is.

Saw you mentioned plums. What varieties do you got going on there?

If we could I'd like to try getting scions while both my plants are still dormant and the scions too. Getting kinda warm here already and some types of fruits are starting to swell buds already too. If not no worries there's always next year/time or trying bud grafting in summer.

Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: nexxogen on January 29, 2021, 12:00:36 PM
Definitely would take some cuttings of your Anna and ein shemer  apples. Any other varieties? Looking for Joy and golden dorsett and basically any that might do well here. However I have only 4-6 branches I could try grafting onto. Would like to put a different type on each branch if possible. Assuming good success hopefully...but if some don't take it is what it is.

Saw you mentioned plums. What varieties do you got going on there?

If we could I'd like to try getting scions while both my plants are still dormant and the scions too. Getting kinda warm here already and some types of fruits are starting to swell buds already too. If not no worries there's always next year/time or trying bud grafting in summer.

Contact the user "spaugh". He's got Golden Dorsett.
Title: Re: WTB Apple scions for FL panhandle
Post by: D-Grower on February 05, 2021, 08:07:51 AM
Anyone else out there with low chill varieties?