AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

GRAFTING AND BUDDING OF FRUIT TREES

February 9, 1994

…61, or 79. Plums may be grafted to plum, peach, apricot, or almond rootstocks. “Pixie” is a semidwarfing plum rootstock compatible with both European, Japanese, and American hybrid plums. Prunus…

FRUIT-RIPENING DATES IN FAIRBANKS

October 9, 1994

…Manchurian Yellow Plum 8/31 Norland ’’ Dolgo ’’ Norda ’’ Noret ’’ Northland 9/4 Ptitson #9 Plum 9/5 Assiniboine Plum 9/6 Sapa C.P. ’’ Hiawatha C.P. 9/7 Arbor Dale ’’…

Spindle Galls on Local Tree

December 23, 2005

plum tree. They were called spindle galls and were caused by the insect Verates aceriscrumena.   A possible connection between the maple and the plum tree might be that my…

Why Fruit Trees Fail to Bear

September 16, 2000

Plum. Since most varieties of Japanese and American plums are self-unfruitful, plant two or more varieties together.   Biennial Bearing Occasionally, certain fruit trees such as apples bear heavily one…

At War with Voles and Fungi

June 23, 2002

…seedling plum. A potted Opal plum on a Myroban root is acting strangely this summer. At this writing, July 24, it has 25 leaves and 25 green plums the size…

Overwintering Fruit trees in Alaska 1988

March 9, 1988

During the winters of 1986 and 1987 and 1987 to 1988 I overwintered in pots, a number of apple, pear, plum, apricot, and sweet and tart cherry trees. The decision…

VISIT TO ST. LAWRENCE NURSERIES

March 28, 1990

…I had with Toka plum trees from Lawyer being in deep dormancy, a problem practically unknown in his own nursery operation. When I related how the plum’s bark had been…

THE HAINES FRUIT SEASON

December 28, 1990

…job. Many of my trees bloomed for the first time, including my ‘Summer Crisp’ pear and ‘Mt. Royal’ plum. Since my other pear tree, Hudar’ did not bloom, none of…

ANOTHER VISIT TO THE WHITEHORSE GARDENS

February 28, 1991

…‘Peter’ pear were doing well as were the ‘following plums: ‘Bounty’, ‘Northern’, ‘Dandy’, ‘Brookred’ and ‘Pembina’. The following plants had top dieback: ‘Brookgold’ plum, ‘Ptitsin #5’ plum, Japanese plum, and…

Fruit Performance Summary for Anchorage and Hope

August 28, 1991

…slowly. These are cultivars found and sold by St. Lawrence Nurseries Potsdam, NY.   Plums. The ‘Pembina’ plum which Rich Raynor planted about 1984 is still alive in spite of…