"Lost" apple graft surpises & delights-
My bookkeeping on my apple frankentree is fair but not great, and when a windstorm blew a bunch of tag labels off of new grafts I was at a loss to name them, although I knew all the possible names. But to add injury to the insult, several of the grafts failed to emerge.
Instead of cutting them off the next spring I left them on and nocked the tree just above them, and they took off nicely after that. But I still didn't know what to call them. On one of them, at least, the mystery is solved. The healthy three-foot branch is carrying several nice, big apples and they almost have to be Pristine.
Another "Wheee!" moment! Gotta love the little successes, ay?