All About the Apple Called Yellow Bellflower

Mystery surrounds this apple, for no one knew or remembered when it originated but “Coxe” reported in 1817 “The original…

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Pollinizing Jonagold

Some areas of the world such as England, the Benelux countries, and Eastern United States have had considerable experience with…

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Footie Update: Improving Coddling Moth Protection

Surround®, a white, odorless kaolin clay, is used as a deterrent for pests and diseases on fruit trees. Kaolin acts…

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Insect Barrier

As my girl friend was trying on shoes and I was doing my impersonation of a pink flamingo, standing on…

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Estimated Tree Vigor for Apple Varieties

Many factors enter into the equation to determine tree size: rootstock, soil fertility, growth habit, and vigor.   HOS has…

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Self Fertile Apples

While answering questions about rootstock at the HOS Spring Event, several people asked if they could have but one apple…

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How to Grow Large Fruit

Gene Evers won the Largest Fruit Contest at the 2002 All About Fruit Show. He grew a “Stark Jumbo” apple,…

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Apple Bagging Report

Here in Idaho we do have problems with codling moth, and a few fungal problems too! I have tried for…

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