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Pulsegleaner's Garden 2019; The Uphill Battle

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Pulsegleaner, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Sep 4, 2019
    Pulsegleaner

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    9/3/19

    I finally got to taste some of my Amazonian Grooved Muskmelon Shaped peppers (I know that is the name Joe gave them, but there HAS to be a shorter one, especially since they don't seem all that muskmelon shaped to me). Despite what Joe said, they are HOT! Not VERY hot, maybe about 50-100 Scoville, but they do have a kick.
     
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  2. Sep 4, 2019
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    Pulsegleaner

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  4. Sep 11, 2019 at 9:38 PM
    Pulsegleaner

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    Not directly related to my garden, but last Monday I went to try and collect fruit off the possible old cider apple tree I mentioned about a year or two ago (I know NYboy was still alive, as he replied) only to find the tree devoid of apples and well into the process of dying (about 70% dead and what was left not looking all that healthy). I doubt it will last the winter.

    Damn, why am I no good at grafting? If I was, I could have taken a still living branch and done something!

    I did manage to find a withered fruit (probably from last year) and extract two viable looking pips from it. I know apples don't come true to seed, but it was the best I could do.
     
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  5. Sep 11, 2019 at 10:40 PM
    flowerbug

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    if there is any green wood at all you may be able to try to root some cuttings... if the tree is dying you aren't going to hurt it any more than it already is...
     
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    Maybe, but I'll have to be stealthy, as the tree is technically not mine. It's in a unreclaimed chunk of ground between a highway and a shopping mall.
     
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  7. Sep 12, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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    well worth it if you like the apples. :) i doubt anyone would notice or care.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2019 at 3:10 PM
    Pulsegleaner

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    Who said anything about "like". Of the four categories of apple they are definitely in the "bittersweet" category, emphasis on the "bitter". That's why I named it the Kisco Spitter. That's also why I said cider apple; they're clearly not an eating one. In fact the main reason I was going over there for apples in the first place was to send some off to the Ag extension at Geneva to find out if they were a Cider apple or a crab apple given how small they are (they're about the size of a Lady Apple). I care not because I want to eat them, but because I believe in trying to preserve old varieties no matter what.
     
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