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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Apples - late season

I have planted six late fruiting apple trees along the fence of the veggie patch. Brought from Digger's Garden Club, these and other fruit trees came in the post in a big box and created lots of discussion at the general store/post office when I picked them up.

From left to right they are:
  • Blue Pearmain
  • Bramley's seedling
  • Rome beauty (x2)
  • Sturmer Pippin
  • Cox's Orange Pippin
These will fruit through May and April. They are all on dwarf root stock.

Here is a close up of one, and you may be wondering why it is tied like that. Well, I am following the KNNN espaliering method - that is knee-navel-nipple-nose! I found out about this on a Tasmanian web site Woodbridge Fruit Trees. It has lots of information about choosing, planting, and pruning fruit trees and is well worth a visit. The KNNN espaliering method is clearly explained in their 'Articles' section.

Having all the late fruiting apples together will enable me to net them all easily when the time comes.

I have about a dozen more fruit trees of various varieties, including some early fruiting apples, to find space for.

1 comment:

  1. Yum - fresh apples in 2 years?
    Looking forward to following the espaliering journey.


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