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Sweet Cow Apple

 

seedling apple along Fox Road
by cow pasture (halfway between main gate and south two apples)

 

to be grafted 2022, on wild seedling rootstock tree

 

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2022 - Mid February I cut two good scions off the road tree for grafting, stored with other scions in the root cellar.


2021 - Since we lost most of our apple harvest due to the late May freeze when trees were in full bloom I went looking along the road for apples. In mid August on my way to pick some off the the south cow pasture road tree I'd named Cowgate I noticed another road-side tree half way between the main gate and those southern two trees. A similar large wild planted tree but it had a good crop of apples, not yet mature. A month later I went back and though the apples had good flavor they were still quite firm and not quite mature. They looked good, medium size. I decided to wait another week or two. A week later, Sept. 24, someone had pretty much stripped the tree! It's hard to get any ripe road apples when the deer hunters start feed-baiting deer. But I took the pole-picker and managed to get 3 1/2# of mostly over-ripe apples near the top (obviously should have picked them the previous week). They were very juicy and sweet - like eating applesauce! I marked a few good growth to cut for scions late winter.
 

While I was picking a cow came over and stood patiently beside the fence waiting. I tossed her one, landing close to her face and she calmly ate it. Then waited. So I found another and this time my toss went beyond her, but she wasn't inclined to walk out of her way for that one.
 

Plan to graft onto a small seedling north of the north garden gate, and south of the Post Office grafted tree in front of the hangar. It will be real interesting to see how the fruit on this tree is next year. I'll be watching closely!




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