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Pick an apple...
« on: October 14, 2015, 03:57:38 pm »
We want another tree, but which variety?


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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 04:36:23 pm »
What does your golden knob taste like?

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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 04:41:57 pm »
Golden Knob: File under James Bond films I wished I'd never watched.

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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 04:54:11 pm »
A lot of the odder names are cider apples: Porter's Sheep Nose for example.  We have to find an apple we both like the taste of and one that will be pollinated by what is already adjacent.  Our ancient (pre-war) Bramley is pretty useless in that respect, but the crab apple might do, as might the neighbours' trees.

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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 05:00:50 pm »
The Golden Knob is second-rate but a hardy and vigarous grower, producing enormous loads.

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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 07:24:12 pm »
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having just purchased a `Sunset` variety 2 year old tree from Orange Pippin Trees http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/inforequest.aspx I would very highly recommend their expert knowledge and customer care; just input location / climate / apple type and they`ll suggest appropriate ones.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 09:21:08 pm »
Thanks.   We're trying to buy locally, but open to other o options.

Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2015, 09:40:47 pm »
Speak to Groves nursery in Bridport.

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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2015, 10:19:27 pm »
are there any local heritage varieties that would suit?

If not I'd personally go for egremont russet, but that's just me
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2015, 04:19:53 pm »
Thanks.   We're trying to buy locally, but open to other o options.

Yes I`d have liked buy locally but suspect that eg Wyevale in Hereford wouldn`t have the range that Orange Pippin do, and although Hereford is just 30 miles away we`re 200m higher (ie about a month either end less growing season!)  with about 50% more rainfall, so what might be a happy chappy local variety for Hereford would be a bit dismal here. OP though seemed to have a wide range for differing climates.
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Re: Pick an apple...
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2015, 04:50:15 pm »
We have a couple of good specialist nurseries nearby.