AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

INCREASING APPLE CULTIVAR HARDINESS TO -40° F

December 9, 1994

…peach trees with ultra hardy Saskatchewan plums grafted in the branches had no winter damage whatsoever! Percy Wright theorized that the hardy plum grafts had caused the peach trees to…

1993 APPLE TASTING RESULTS

September 9, 1993

…delicious! There were over 20 varieties of apples available to taste (and one green Compass cherry plum), and 18 people turned in their evaluation sheets so that I could report…

FRUIT TREE SURVIVAL RECORD FOR WINTER OF 91-92 IN FAIRBANKS, AK.

February 9, 1993

…CLAY, HIBURNAL, BROOKRED JOHN IRISH PEACH, LOWLAND RASBERY, MANDEN, FOFONOFF KING SOBIESKI MELBA, ORIOLE, QUINTE, ROSTHERN 15, GOFF MISHURN SHARON, STATE FAIR, PLUMS: TOKA, WANETA KAGA NOVA CHERRY PLUMS: HIAWAITHIA,…

PREPARING TOUR FRUIT TREES FOR WINTER

October 29, 1992

plum. All of these survived, howbeit there was some winter injury on the pears.   In summary, preparing fruit trees for winter involves proper management of fertilizer and water; proper…

SOME TIPS FROM GARFIELD SHULTS

April 29, 1992

By Bob Boyer   Garfield Shults, an earnest experimental grafter from Homedale, Idaho, says that cherry plums will double or triple in size if budded on apricot rootstock.   He…

FRUIT FACTS FROM EDMONTON

February 29, 1992

…it is now available from Saanichton.   Bernie rates “Pembina” and “Brookgold” plums as outstanding in flavor. “Pembina” ripens 12 days after “Norland” apples in Edmonton (September 3 versus August…

SURVIVAL OF FRUIT TREES IN DELTA JUNCTION 1988-89

March 28, 1990

…????.   All five of our manchurian plum rootstocks survived, but two ‘Bradshaw’ grafts on the above rootstocks died.   One ‘Ure’ pear survived, but a Ussurian graft on it…

Cold injury to fruit trees a big concern

June 23, 2014

…trees can take many forms, including: Blackheart: Fairly common. The pith is killed and heartwood darkened. Gumming occurs with cell death. It’s found in apple, peach, cherry, plum and pear….

Photo Gallery

March 16, 2013

…of Parkland apples Carrol apple Prairie Magic Silken apple Evans cherries, unripe Evans cherry (close-up) Red Jade currant Honeyberries Jahns Prairie gooseberry Peach Tree, wintered–over, one year Opal Plum, unripe…

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