AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

FRUIT GROWING IN MINNESOTA- FIRST IMPRESSIONS

December 9, 1999

…has offered in recent years. The primary insect pest of plums here is plum curcuho, but it is rarely a problem. Black knot is the most common disease of plums…

SWEATING IT OUT WITH TOKA

March 12, 1990

By Robert Purvis   On the first of May, I spoke with Lawyer Nursery about problems that chapter members were having with the Toka plum trees they’d shipped to us….

Bench Grafting Stone Fruits In The Spring

January 23, 2003

…at about 65 to 70F, but like cherry they need to be kept in a high-humidity environment. Plum grafts seem to callus OK at the same temperature as apricots. I…

Orchard Report – Peters CreeK – 2002

…quarts of applesauce and 10 gallons of cider.   We continued to have minor problems with scab and leaf rollers. Still no apple maggots, stem borers, plum curculios, codling moths,…

Nursery Tour

October 23, 2002

…fruit, but the beverage from the flowering quince was great! (Zone 4)   Brooks Plum (Prunus spp.) was wonderfully sweet, with no bitterness in the peel. Very large for a…

Orchard Report – Cottage Grove, Minnesota – 2001

January 23, 2002

…fresh and of the perfect size, so I budded it onto two Marianna 2624 plum rootstocks as part of a summer budding class I gave. However, the real issue with…

ANNUAL ALASKAN-GROWN APPLE TASTING

December 9, 1998

…the apples. We tasted 31 varieties of apples, a dozen repeats of these same varieties, two varieties of pear, and one each apricot and plum. The highest- rated apples this…

FRUIT GROWING IN ALASKA vs. WASHINGTON

July 9, 1993

…cherry, apricot and plum trees I planted there grew quite well. There was sufficient rainfall (22” per year) such that only in July, August and sometimes September was supplemental irrigation…

From the Editor’s Garden

September 23, 2007

…It also brought many disappointments to my garden. The Opal plums which bore fruit for the first time last year died completely, rootstock and all. Last year’s opal grafts on…

From the Editor’s Garden 2005

December 23, 2005

…apple trees and one of my opal plums (no fruit). I think I should consider staking them, though I have never had a problem before. I have doubts that the…