Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"King David" Apple Graft is Taking!


It's nice to grow things named after yourself, isn't it?

That's a King David apple scion I received from Steven (of the Turkeysong Experimental Homestead blog) starting to grow after being overgrafted onto a very young Anna apple I have in the food forest.

It's waking up with the warmer weather and looks good.

Time will tell, but I think it's a GO!

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3 Comments:

At March 10, 2015 at 9:28 AM , Blogger Jeremy M said...

that's great..congratulations on the successful graft...

 
At March 10, 2015 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Arisia said...

Today I saw some children's books teaching nature, farming, and homesteading. Amazing Maizey, I think it was. The web site said they would be expanding to homeschooling materials. If you are thinking of expanding your books, I would think you are in a great position to do that kind of thing. Stories for children, with art, that teach about Florida survival gardening. I have no doubt your stories would be fascinating and entertaining, like no others. ;)

 
At March 10, 2015 at 4:34 PM , OpenID turkeysong said...

Yay! Go KD! Seriously, that is a top notch apple. The fruit withstands heat and drought here very well. You may have more summer disease pressure with higher humidity, but only one way to find out. Hope it is happy down there. This quote seems to indicate that it will be...

"Another family of remarkable quality has been established in the Western States. It began with the old Winesap, and now has a large progeny of the noblest apples in existence. I do not know where you will find anything more promising than Stayman's Winesap and King David, and these by no means exhaust the list."

https://books.google.com/books?id=R6VUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA103&lpg=PA103&dq=king+david+apple+florida&source=bl&ots=DeeSd0ULQi&sig=mQrDBPQIQ07wKKwPNzBDJsYkDxU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=vVP_VIbrMo_ZoATi4IKICw&ved=0CFsQ6AEwDQ#v=onepage&q=king%20david%20apple%20florida&f=false

 

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