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Re: Crab Apple

Post  Guest on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm

I think if Newton had been sitting under a Crapapple tree,I'm sure he would have been preoccupied with cleaning his clothes rather than getting on with his theory of gravity.

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Re: Crab Apple

Post  landerloos on Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:03 pm

will baddeley wrote:I think if Newton had been sitting under a Crapapple tree,I'm sure he would have been preoccupied with cleaning his clothes rather than getting on with his theory of gravity.
lol! thumbs up

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Re: Crab Apple

Post  F. Waheedy on Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:16 pm

Hi Tim,

Did you ever plant your tree in the ground?
It's a nice tree but don't think it developed much in all those years.
I've planted mine in the ground and will let it grow for a good few years
before doing anything to it.

Regards,

Faisal

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Re: Crab Apple

Post  adam1234 on Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:28 pm

Hello,

Malus graft well. Perhaps you could graft fruiting branches of other apples onto your tree. This will also speed up developement and you can enjoy flowers and fruits.

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Re: Crab Apple

Post  tom tynan on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:36 am

Getting a wild apple or a named cultivar to flower is never easy esp. in a pot. With that said - there are a number of things that you can do to try and increase your chances of flowering;

- Do not over prune the tree - that is you need to build a framework of branches and let these mature a bit.
- Do not over fertilizer with heavy Nitrogen fertilizers - try using a Phosphate fertilizer later in the season.
- Never let the tree really dry out, esp. in the summer or even in the early Fall. If the tree drops it leaves early [from heat stress] it probably will not flower that year.
- Do not be too anxious to repot - that is if the tree is somewhat rootbound - it reacts many times by flowering. This certainly works with Wisteria where a root bound tree reacts this way.

The larger of the two apples is impressive - but it needs a much larger canopy which will come in time. From the photo - many of the shoots look like newer shoots - these will take a number of years - if left alone to flower. It could take another 5 years or so to really get a full canopy and by this time - you may start to see flowers. With a trunk this size and quality - it is certainly worth the effort and the wait. Regards and best wishes from NY...Tom

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