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Post more info on Walbridge apple
A recent post from Davem for an apple ID had a response from Shaun about a possibility of it being a Walbridge. That apple is listed growing in SW Colorado in the late 1800's. We have been searching for it from old ranchers here in Colorado. Are you saying it still exists and if so let me know the status. Ken


Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:17 pm
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Post Re: more info on Walbridge apple
The following response is from Shaun, one of our hard working apple ID Team. He’s having difficulty logging onto the forum, and since I sent him a link to this question, he’s asked me to post this for him, Viron

Ken,
Over the last 5-6 years we (HOS ID Team) have found 3-4 trees that we think may be Walbridge. There’s a tree at the Adair Orchard near Corvallis and 2 possibles in Wayne Huffstutter’s orchard in Portland. (Wayne was the head ID guy for HOS for many years, now deceased, his widow is still there).

Most recently we received a sample from Whitman County Wa., sent by apple sleuth David Benscoter, that I’m pretty sure is Walbridge. We didn’t know that it wasn’t known to exist until a couple years ago.

I think we got a scion off the Adair tree last spring, don’t know if it made it or not, will find out when we inventory the Temperate Orchard Conservancy trees pretty soon.

Shaun Shepherd

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Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:40 am
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...In keeping with some apparent forum problems :| I could not move or merge the following answer to the previous post. Ken [2838hike] answered by starting another subject thread which will be removed to avoid confusion, Viron:

Thanks Viron; Shaun. I'll keep in touch. I'm in sw Colorado involved in similar apple sleuthing though not as accomplished as I suspect you folks are. We just started a small group of people doing heirloom recovery and grafting of 100 year old orchards now in serious decline. We understand that one of the synonyms of Walbridge was Edgar Red Streak. thanks for your reply, Ken

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Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:32 pm
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Post Re: more info on Walbridge apple
More info on the Walbridge apple variety. It also grew in Ontario Canada along with Indian Rare Ripe. I am very interested in obtaining these two varieties for my heritage orchard. Searching constantly for these plus others considered lost. I will follow your submissions with interest. I have found through research two other Canadian varieties that were considered extinct.
Bill


Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:11 pm
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Post Re: more info on Walbridge apple
My apology to Viron for my improper response post. I guess you can see I'm new at this. My follow up question in regards to the Walbridge apple. Is there anyone able or willing to get scions "for hire" so to speak and mail them to me. If it is only done near the scion/grafting exchange in the spring , so be it. I'm new to your endeavor, so I don't know
your limitations,so maybe this is too forward. Since my residence is in sw Colorado, the
distance presents a financial problem but we(our organization) would cover anyones expense,
for mailing scions. If this is out of line, I'll except your remarks. Ken


Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:16 pm
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Post Re: more info on Walbridge apple
No problem with your response, Ken. ...and I’m not so new to this, yet frustrated by my apparent inability to navigate the site. Guess that’s why I’m only a ‘moderator’ and not ‘the Webmaster’ :roll:

Actually, linking folks with varieties of fruit they might otherwise never find is something I love about this place! So your request for scions sounds fine to me, and I hope everyone having contributed to this discussion can follow up at the appropriate time.

If you click on the green ‘email’ button below anyone’s post you’re given an opportunity to send a message to them… I’ll assume that’s up & running. If not - post something here and I’ll see if we can find a work-around.

...now, the problem for me is wanting to bite into a Walbridge or Indian Rare Ripe :P

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