|Prairie Fire Crabapple. 4.9.15|
Of the little columnar trees, Golden Sentinel has 2 flower clusters and Red Sentinel has about 6. Not a lot of apples. I should prevent them from fruiting so they get more growth, but I like getting a taste. Karmijn is in full bloom. The Jonagold, grafted last year onto M27 is 3 feet tall and covered with flowers. I may want to keep that as a single cordon, looks nice. Honeycrisp on M27 is blooming. Honeycrisp is too slow growing for such a non-vigorous, mini-dwarfing rootstock. I have a more vigorous rootstock start for next grafting year.
Of others, the 3-graft on M106 is blooming nicely. Pristine is first, and most. Rubinette is 2nd, then Queen Cox. With the more vigorous rootstock, these have potential for a lot more fruit in later years.
In the Vancouver yard, North Pole has only 3 flower clusters. Either due to overbearing last year, or over-pruning of spurs on my part, or both. Liberty is in full bloom. Liberty is in lavish full bloom, as is Jonagold. Both are on M27. Jonagold is about 8 foot tall, Liberty maxed out at 5 foot tall.
|Jonagold 1 year after graft, M27. 4.9.15|
|Golden Sentinel Bloom. 4.9.15|
|Karmijn on M27. 4.9.15|
The neighbor apple graft hasn't started to grow yet. It is at Battleground. I moved it into the sunroom.
Jonared at one year old does not have flowers yet. This is described as dwarf, but the rootstock is not listed. Given the number of grafts I added from Fedco, I expect at most a bowl or two of apples of each type, in a few years. That's if the grafts take. Currently they look unchanged, no sprouting but not dried out.
|Liberty on M27. 4.9.15|
|Yellow Columnar Apple graft on red columnar. 4.9.15|