Byron Gagne wrote:What we were told is the apples can handle extreme lows as long as there put away and kept frozen during the winter
Tyler Miller wrote:Common Apple (Malus pumila): I don't know anything about this one. I wonder is 'common apple' is just code for some unidentified apple that sprung up somewhere?
Byron Gagne wrote:
I'm going to keep them shaped so I can move the trees in and out every year. I think this is best for the north and I will get the best production. I designed the greenhouse for this. I can get my skid steer in the door and pick up each tree to bring in or outside.
steve bossie wrote:im in zone 3b here in n. maine. the most successful apple tree up here is the russian variety yellow transparent. its a old cultivar that fruits very early and is cold hardy to -45f, which we hit occasionally up here. these apples have naturalized themselves up here and are found growing wild in old farmland. there are a large white apple thats very tart till ripe. makes the best sauce and pies. its a soft apple that dosent keep long but is very easy to process. i love this apple better than cortland and macintosh for flavor. lodi is a new cultivar of the yellow transparent that is more readily available today. its more disease resistant but still the same cold hardiness and flavor of the yellow transparent. these are very fast growing, vigorous trees! i planted a 5ft. lodi this spring and i got 5 apples on it already! I've had seedlings grow 5-7ft in one summer then flower and fruit the next! check them out ! they may even survive outside for you with a little TLC ! good luck!
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