Apple orchard identification

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  1. hibree

    hibree New Member

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    I am looking for guidance in identification of fruit trees growing on a 100 year old farm with an old orchard with 18 apple trees, 7 pear trees and a variety of different plums.

    These are pictures of the trees with fruit and leaf showing.

    Any advice or guidance would be appreciated.
     

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  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    In French. The list is awesome. Lots of the ones listed have links to a local provider :

    From :
    A cote, peau jaune-vert, rouge coté insolation, chair ferme, forme conique, maturité octobre, utilisation jus et patisserie, peut être planté en altitude, où acheter
    To :
    York imperial, où acheter

    Dozens of apples listed there :
    pomme et pommier
     
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  4. Georgia Strait

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    That is an amazing living archive of farm history

    And they all look so healthy!

    How did you water the trees this past summer?

    Do you have a deer fence?

    Do they all bloom at the same time ? It must be a real picture postcard

    I look forward to learning more

    Maybe @Otto Bjornson has experience with vintage fruit trees on the Valley (thinking of your special grafted apple you showed us in the forum)
     
  5. hibree

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    Thank you. We are pretty excited to be taking over this heritage farm but only became owners in august, so we have a lot to learn. There is no watering systems set up for the orchard, and from the drought we had this summer it’s really quite remarkable how healthy they are. The orchard is fenced on three sides but isn’t deer proof. I’ll learn more about their blooms this year as we get to know the land.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    as mentioned above, identification of heritage fruit needs to be done by the experts. There are several small commercial growers on some of the coastal islands out your way. Perhaps they would have good insight as well. This one in particular on Gabriola island could give very good insight:
    THE CORE
     
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    Thank you
     
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    I tried to view the Apple ID slide show on older iPhone and I can’t see the suggested ID comments - so I will look one day on a desk computer

    Thé place on Gabriola Island (linked by @Otto Bjornson ) looks fascinating next time you’re down near Nanaimo.
     

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