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Apple tree spacing

 
Rw Wood
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Location: Seneca Falls, NY
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Stefan,

You mentioned in the teaser video that you have your apple trees separated from each other with nitrogen fixing trees and other fruit varieties. Usually you have to plant at least two varieties for pollination purposes, and I know that you have far more than two. But how far apart can they and other fruit trees that require pollination from another cultivar be separated and still get the necessary pollination?

Also, how did you determine when planting your orchard what varieties would ripen at the same time so as to get them in the same rows as also mentioned in the video?

Thanks. I'll be buying the video before the end of the month.
 
Stefan Sobkowiak
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Rw Wood wrote:Stefan,

You mentioned in the teaser video that you have your apple trees separated from each other with nitrogen fixing trees and other fruit varieties. Usually you have to plant at least two varieties for pollination purposes, and I know that you have far more than two. But how far apart can they and other fruit trees that require pollination from another cultivar be separated and still get the necessary pollination?

Also, how did you determine when planting your orchard what varieties would ripen at the same time so as to get them in the same rows as also mentioned in the video?
Thanks. I'll be buying the video before the end of the month.

Rw the distance for pollination I found is 300m or 300yards approx. Even if your second neighbour has one it will work. But they must be compatible cultivars (ie. not the first to bloom of it's kind and the last since one may be over when the other begins).
Determine date by lot's of research and extrapolation. Made lot's of mistake (er Feedback for future plantings). Just do it, it will never be perfect but always forgiving.
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