Planting apples from seed?
Is this feasible? I just bought some Northern Spies ($8.50 a half peck!) at a small orchard nearby, they only got 5 boxes this year (and no Baldwins). I've been saving them for eating so have the cores/seeds. I also have some Golden Delicious and Red Delicious (or what looks like it, but taste much better than store-bought) from a friend of a neighbor.
Are these good varieties to start from seed? Apple trees are $$ at the nurseries, and I haven't found the old varieties like Spy and Baldwin. We have a few old (100+ yrs) trees on the property, but the Spies and Baldwins I remember as a kid (now on my uncle's property) don't seem to be bearing any more after decades of neglect. The really old trees on our property have tiny apples - we think one is a Granny Smith or Greening, not sure what the others are. Thanks