Native Hunter Fruit Tree List

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  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Getting apple tree cuttings to take root is difficult, but it does work sometime. If you get them to take, just let them grow until they can establish a decent root system and then dig a big rootball and transplant them. If your cuttings don't work out, just get some rootstock and graft next year.

    Dozier, Dolgo, Hewe's, Transcendent, Callaway and Eliza's Choice are all good crabapples to plant near them for pollination. Plant all of those and you will have a wide drop window, taking you into late fall.
     
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    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    A challenge; can you identify these 3 trees?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    I’m really not into hippie fruit, but I would say:

    1. Pomengranite
    2. Olive
    3. Date Palm
     
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    Hippie fruit! Ha ha ha. I'm traveling in Israel this week and over here hippy fruit is a staple of existence that everyone eats, just like Daniel Boone ate Kentucky apples. Or was that before Johnny Appleseed? But great job figuring it out.
     
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    I knew by those fruits that you must be on vacation somewhere, but I didn't think about Israel. I hope you have a good trip!
     
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    Native..Any updates on the pears this growing season?
     
  7. Native Hunter

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    Yes, see below:

    Galloway: Young tree had a nice crop this year and they hung late. I looked at the tree sometime around November 9 and it was still dropping pears. The pears are ugly but actually have a good taste. I've seen no disease, and it looks like a winner to me.

    Gate: My oldest tree was planted in 2014 and is really big now. It has been slow fruiting but I expect it to just suddenly take off big time perhaps next year. It only had like 3 pears this year and they were still hanging sometime around November 8.

    Ms. Lanene: Same as Gate.

    Moonglow: I watched Moonglow a little closer this year, and it dropped much later than I thought. It was really close to Kieffer. Both will keep dropping a few in my area into early November. Also, both are highly DR.

    Hunter's Choice: A tree I topworked to this variety had about 10 pears this year. I know they hung late but they were in an area I stayed out of near gun season so not sure when they eventually fell. I tasted one in early November and it was good.

    Becton: Small first crop looked good. Same area as Hunter's Choice mentioned above.
     
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    I've never planted any fruit trees due to bears and cedar trees (mainly bears) but I wanting to get some pears planted ahead of retirement in ten years, so with all that said what would you recommend and how many of each planted in the same area?

    My thoughts were Kieffer, Galloway and Ms Lanene planted in 3 different areas.
     
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    Those three should be good, but if you have room I would add some of the others too.
     
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    Thanks Native.
     
  11. Native Hunter

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    I will say that to date I have not found a better Gun Season apple than Yates. This year my biggest one slowly dropped apples all though early, mid and into late November. This week it still had around 50 apples and most of them were still solid, tasted good and were still slowly dropping.

    I have some other apple varieties planted that might eventually be as good or better, but as of right now, nothing I've seen will beat Yates. Finding the perfect November apple has been an elusive task. Most varieties just won't make it to November, and some that do just hang on the tree and rot, which is useless for deer hunting.

    There you have it - I wish someone could have told me this 10 years ago and saved me some time and effort. The world is full of free information - but 90% of it is useless and the rest just usually isn't the specific information that you really need. Best Wishes.

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    I could have told you Yates was the best 15 years ago. Didn't know you were asking. LOLOL
     
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    I feel so much better now.
     
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    Im with you guys on Yates . Definitely my go to apple tree.
    Ive had several in the ground for 10 years or so. Theyre hardy tough apple trees that drop mostly in October here in central Virginia. The deer are always around them when the apples are falling .
     
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    Anybody tried Yates in 5b or less? I got the feeling it was a zone 6+ apple


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    Go to the Blue Hill Nursery site and read what he says about it. He calls it a “...solid Zone 5 apple...”
     
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    Trying to find pollination info in Yates; will Enterprise and Yates go well together, or what disease resistant apples pollinate Yates?
     
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    According to Orange Pippin's pollinator chart, Yates is a pollinator and any white flowered crab should be a good pollinator for it.

    https://www.orangepippintrees.com/pollinationchecker.aspx
     
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    Jack’s reference above is where I usually look for pollination info. Some mixed crabapples should take care of it.
     
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    Right, crab's pollinate everything. But I was looking for a regular apple that pollinates Yate's and they are not listed on any of the charts with any other apples.
     

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