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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Apple tree from seed Reply with quote

My own little Johnny appleseed (youngest child) went through a phase of setting apple seeds from pink lady apples about 3 years ago. Long story short we now have 2 young apple trees one of which is in blossom at the moment would it be worth my while buy an apple tree to pollinate it if so what variety should i buy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No and yes you will not get Pink Lady apples from the tree, you will only get pink lady if you graft a scion from a pink lady onto a rootstock, You may get apples but what they will be could be anyone's guess, if it flowers you need a tree that is in flower at the same time, it may require two different trees to pollinate it Apples can be tricky.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooh, you want to be careful, that's how I started, and I have been a gardener ever since! Very Happy I can remember planting those seeds with my dad. Two survived and grew into trees. One was straight and tall and (eventually) blossomed well. The other grew into a bush!

Are there any other apple trees in the area and do they blossom at the same time? You may not need to buy another tree. It may even be self-fertile.

But whatever happens Greengage is right your apple will not be the variety your little Johnny Appleseed sowed.I

Oh and the apples on my tree - small, green and sour as hell! Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue Deacon wrote:
small, green and sour as hell! Laughing


Now who does that remind me of ? Hmmmmm.

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