apple recommendations for swmo?
Hi everyone. I am getting ready to start a new orchard, and I was wondering if anyone can give some recommendations for apples that do well here. I was trying to go for varieties that resist cedar apple rust, because I'm on a hill in the middle of woods with cedars all around that could never be eliminated in a lifetime. This is in Barry County.
In my Dad's orchard (in Lawrence County - very different conditions) we planted Red Delicious, Egremont Russet, and Wolf River. All did fine as far as disease was concerned - main problem was insects. Some pears in the same orchard got hit by fire blight, but not too bad, and not every year.
I don't want to just copy what they grow at the local orchards, because I'm sure some of their considerations are probably different from a home orchard situation, e.g. marketability, etc.