Philip Heinemeyer wrote:Malus sieversii is thought certainly to be able to grow older than malus domestica and trees exceeding 30m height were found. But that doesnt mean they will all necessarily get very tall. Often it depends on the soil and location. Somewhere in England there are Oak trees over 50 meters tall while they usually dont grow taller than 30 meters. They just happen to grow in an ideal location with ideal soil.
Maybe the taller malus sieversii trees are found in one area of their repartition? I am no expert on malus sieversii. The test plantation is in geneva, new York i think even though i seem to remember something about Colorado. Maybe there is several. Going there would enable one to see whether there are differences in vigour and tree height.
I do think that they generally get taller than malus domestica.
Constancia Wiweru wrote:
Thekla McDaniels wrote:
One important thing I want to mention is how important it is to not take just any free manure!
Commercial and conventional operations for the most part, believe in pharmaceutical type wormers. It’s an insidious form of toxic gick. The compounds that try to kill parasites (“worms”) are still active after a pass through a host animal, they kill organisms in the soil.
Thank you so much for this! I got some manure from a local and didn't think to ask about wormers. Do you know what their half-life would be in the soil? Can you point me (and others) to resources for learning more?
Ben Zumeta wrote:Might something like an apple masher/scratter work for softer veggies? Soaking harder root veggies and squash might make them workable in a masher too.