Ok! I've been following all of the threads on growing apples from seeds and have done a lot of research into the pros/cons. I have 5acres in Central California and am planning on planting an orchard. I'm planning on planting half with grafted old varieties from trees of antiquity(check em out if you haven't!) and half planted from seed. This way I can graft varieties that work well in my area onto the rootstock if I want or just use the apples for feedin hogs.
The reason I have started this thread is I am hoping to find seed from apple varieties NOT pollinated by crabapples. From what I've read it will greatly increase the chance of getting good varieties. Ideally the seeds would be form older apple varieties.
I know that others have been looking at growing apples from seeds so hopefully we can find an orchard or cider maker that doesn't use crab apples to pollinate so we can all start getting some good seeds.
Sooo if you know of any good resources post them here! Or if you have any apples in your yards that are pollinated by other good varieties and are willing to share to help keep them alive then post up!
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