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Posted by kayakcraig 2b (My Page) on
Wed, May 14, 14 at 0:09

Hi anyone have any information on the Northern Arrow Treasured columnar apple! Have a chance to get one locally, but can't find any info other then it was bred at the U of Sask. Thanks

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RE: Apple

Then you can't go wrong, ..must be new and perhaps from Russia, they've breeding for much longer, good for small space.
Myself, I don't want columnar because of the short live span.

RE: Apple

poor lifespan, poor fruit production,
might be beneficial as an ornamental

get a regular apple and train as a single cordon,
if you are concerned with space

RE: Apple

Here a Russian video...

Here is a link that might be useful: Columnar Apple

RE: Apple

  • Posted by glen3a Winnipeg MB 3A (My Page) on
    Tue, May 27, 14 at 22:53

Bought one this spring from T&T. I am curious if it will mature at the 15 feet tall and 4 feet wide that they state. I guess it sort of makes sense that a tree that doesn't grow very big will probably not get loads of apples, but hopefully a few here and there for fresh eating. At my old house I just bought 'dwarf' trees (Gemini and Sept Ruby) and they performed fairly well. The nice thing about those was they started producing fruit within a few years. I am not sure about how long the treasuRED will take, but currently it's just a 18 inch grafted stick. They shipped it in a 8 inch or so wide pot.

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