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apple cedar rust - which apples to plant - any ??

Posted by brightstars z8 E Tx (My Page) on
Mon, Feb 20, 12 at 16:11

Many years back we had some apple trees here - forget what happened to them - probably gophers. I don't remember if we had any apple cedar rust - but we do have those things on the cedar trees that swell up with fingers after a rain (connected ??) Well - I would like to take a stab at planting some dwarf or semi-dwarf fruit trees hopefully that ripen in the fall as we might be gone most of the summer.
Any suggestions for the apple trees ? or should I pass.
Don't want to have to spray the trees every 2 weeks all summer long either. Want more organic easy way of going.
Anyway - thanks for any suggestions/advice.
Nancy


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RE: apple cedar rust - which apples to plant - any ??

I did a Google search for "cedar apple rust resistant apple varieties" and this publication from the University of Arkansas was the first one on the list.

Here are some others as well:

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G6026

http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/BP/BP-132-W.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: cedar apple rust info from university of Arkansas


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RE: apple cedar rust - which apples to plant - any ??

Huge Help - Thanks ever so.
Kept us from getting some we thought we wanted - but highly susceptible. Oh well -
Got a Mollie's Delicious - a Arkansas Black and he said we needed a green one to go with them so got a Granny Smith.
Bob Wells nursery in Lindale - trees looked super.


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