I just realized that my only appletrees old enough to bloom could possibly be the same variety. One is a Winecrisp about 3 years old. The other is 10-12. I remember it's a dwarf, disease resistant, red apple, but I don't remember the name. I may have gotten it from Starks. It was potted for several years before I found a house with a yard. A year too long, I think. It's pretty much only got roots on one side. Held up with a rope. It's never been very healthy. I've only had a couple apples. Red and very tasty. Does anyone know when Winecrisp hit the market?
I live on the edge of town and there are beehives about half a mile away. I could put one of my hives at the house, but don't like having them here. Kids in the yard. Dog likes to eat bees. Chickens eat them. Should be some other apples around. I am I likely to get a few apples even if they are the same variety? I don't want many anyway with the tree leaning. Sure would like to get some.
I grafted a new rootstock on the old tree. The graft took, but a wind storm broke it out of the ground. Last fall I planted a small tree on the side with no roots. I'm going to let it grow a couple years then try another graft higher up.
I'm still learning. My success rate isn't that great. It's not expensive though. I think you can get 4 or five rootstocks at Raintree for 10.00. I wish I'd have started years ago. I really recommend giving it a try.
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