dieing somerset redstreak??
hi, firstly hello. im new here and definately new to anything green or anything that grows other than kids and hair.!
i moved into a new home that has 2 apple trees. a bramley and what i believe to be a someset redstreak apple.
the redstreak is a very mature tree but is dieing and i dont believe there is anything i can do to stop this as the bark has completely come away from the tree, this happened 2 seasons ago. i believe this will be its last year.
however, i really dont want to lose the tree as it has the most gorgeous fruit i have ever tasted.
i have spent the last 24 hours scouring youtube, learning as much as i can about grafting etc etc.
at the base of my tree, there are 2 clusters of rootstock.
1 cluster looks as though its joined to the tree but just under the surface of the dirt, the other cluster is about 6 inches away from the base of the tree.
these rootstocks, if left alone will they just grow into another redstreak or do i have to pull these out and use them for grafting..(really scared of this option)..lol
thankyou in advance for any advice or help given.