Cutting Down Family Apple Orchard
My 85 yr. old father is in the nursing home and says that he wants to cut down his 1,800 tree apple orchard since he can no longer care for it and doesn't want to rent it. All the dwarf trees are in full production, and I am very sad that after about 70 yrs., it will no longer be in our family.
I was wondering if anyone knows of a source that purchases scion wood? I have seen some online sites that are selling it for $3.00/12" stick. I have considered using a grafting service and starting an orchard on our farm, but nobody here has the time or desire to keep up a spraying routine.
Some of the varieties are Cortland, Mutsu (Crispin...my favorite), Winesap, etc. None are the low-spray kinds like Freedom or Liberty.