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Carroll Apple


Moscow Pear seedling x Melba

Morden, Manitoba, 1961.

 

Grafted 2018, ARS-NPGS scion, on top of Canadian Strawberry (on Antonovka rootstock)

More grafts 2019, 2020, 2021

 

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2018 -- Grafted with scion from USDA-NPGS in Geneva, another hardy variety bred in Manitoba, and not readily available here in the States. It got high marks for fresh eating flavor and sounded like a nice apple. Since my Canadian Strawberry was of somewhat marginal hardiness here I decided to graft this likely hardier variety onto the top with the idea it would help the CanSB go dormant earlier and help hardiness. 



2021 - grafted another ne branch. Older grafts doing well. End November. Carroll leaves dropped but CanSB (once again) didn't. Don't know if it is really an indication of dormancy (Black Oxford also is late to drop leaves).


2020 - Central '18 graft vigorous, healthy. '19 so graft growing well, too (east one died? No notes, hard to see graft line). Next year graft another scion on w and ne sides.


2019 - 3/18 center of last years graft almost girdled by ?. Buds near base good so cut off top ~6" to regraft nearby in May so & e. Grew well. Original grew fine also in spite of damage. Graft nearby branches in future. Maybe from a7.


2018 - [1] grafted to leader tip of Canadian Strawberry to be top half of tree; hoping will help hardiness. Grew well then found something ate half around bark below growth! Don’t know what. But continued OK with 6" growth.

[2] Also grafted to small north branch on a7 wild crab in east orchard, north (with 4 other grafts). 1/2" tip growth +bud/



Others' Notes: Ripens late Aug/Sept. in Montana. Keeps till Dec. Excellent dessert, fair/good cooked. Moderate hardy, soft/med texture, sweet-tart, mid-late. ... Very good fresh, ripens Aug. Excellent eating, good also for cooking, ripens early, annual bearer, strong branching habit. (alaska) has some big fans in this area. It was pretty sweet, the ones I’ve sampled weren’t particularly crisp. (other) very winter hardy.
 


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