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 Granny Smith Apples 
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Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:26 pm
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Post Granny Smith Apples
In 2006 we bought our house between Molalla and Silverton. On it are 7 mature Granny Smith apple trees. I've been told and have seen that they really don't ripen until January or late December. I have no use for 7 trees and that many apples.

Rather than cut all but one or two down and replace them with other varieties I thought there might be a better way to deal with all of the apples.

Is there a market locally for them?

Would someone want to tend them and split the monies?

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated, I just hate cutting down good mature trees......they are maybe 25 to 30 years old......8" +/- diameter trunks....

Thanks,

J Bee


Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:34 pm
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That’s tricky… Yes, Granny Smith’s are late, and at your elevation likely later!

It doesn’t sound like you want ‘that many apples.’ How about ‘other’ apples? Those trees could be Top-worked, or grafted over to other varieties. Would you have a use/need for 7 trees of various apples..?

I hope someone comes forward to work with you … but I wouldn’t hold my breath :?

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Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:59 am
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J Bee, if you would leave an email address or phone number, I would contact you and give you some council.


Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:04 pm
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We'd love to have different varieties. If we were to take these down I'd replace them with ones we've tasted at the Fruit Fair and liked.

My contact email is:

john_s_43@hotmail.com


Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:37 pm
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