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Apple trees
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Sandra    Posted 10-05-2003 at 09:50:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where can I find a Rhode Island Greening Apple tree to plant for myself. I live in the Midwest.
Could be full size or dwarf--that is not an issue.
Thanks


Dave Munson (mid Illinois    Posted 10-05-2003 at 14:29:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I purchased one through http://www.bighorsecreekfarm.com/index.html along with several other varieties a few years ago. Weird shop - you pay and they custom graft what you want to grow.

So far of the bakers dozen I purchased only one died. It died because of that big limb that fell on it when I was trimming other trees.


Sandra    Posted 10-05-2003 at 14:45:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
To Dave Munson:
Thanks for the information. I did not expect to get such a quick reply. I appreciate your help


Dave Munson (mid Illinois    Posted 10-05-2003 at 21:08:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have also ordered from miller nurseries (www.millernurseries.com). They also seem to have RI Green 4-Sale. My luck with miller is mixed but 100% with the apple trees. The deer seem to love to mess with the apple trees from miller but so far the trees have come back. The trees are much older and larger than having the trees grafted. They have a nice catalog.


Dave Munson (mid Illinois    Posted 10-05-2003 at 20:43:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The trees are small - months old and just twigs with roots. I have had excellent luck with them. On the other hand the variety is excellent. I got a RI Green in the case that I am too north for the granny smith's I planted to survive (I am but so far they are doing ok). I am tempted to get a limbertwig from them to see if it will survive or how long it will.

Southmeadows (http://www.southmeadowfruitgardens.com/FruitTreeCatalog.html) carries the RI Green also. I have not ordered anything from them yet.


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