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Morning all.

I am looking for other amateur  apple tree growers to share scion wood with. Yes, I know its fall. But I thought I would set up an apple growing group for Zone 4, in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.  Or perhaps there is one already I don't know about? I have Jonagold, Royal Gala and Northern Spy. 
 
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I don't have any named to share but this time of year I'm stopping to try the wild trees I see growing by the road.  Most are nothing but I have found a real gem or two that way. I take cuttings from them.
 
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Are you grafting them Roy?  Call them something, just don't call em late for dinner!
 
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Apologies Donna.
Why don't we say we're going to call them 5 Star Apples?
Yes I'm trying to graft them but the mother tree is overgrown, doesn't produce the best shoots.
Its also in a bit of a hollow and gets hit by late spring freezes - common in this area due to the altitude in the Grey Highlands.  This is the third year in a row I see no fruit.
I might try some pruning to encourage some shoot growth.

I did get a number of grafts to take.  Tiny ones, barely bigger than a match.
A couple on an apple and a couple more on a hawthorn.

 
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