Re: [gardeners] Raintree Nursery Apples?

David G. Smith (
Sat, 27 Jan 2001 13:51:04 -0500

We have one of Stark's miniature Golden Delicious trees.  It doesn't seem to
know it's miniature -- it's about 10' tall now.  (The graft is well above
ground level.)

The fruit is fine when we get it.  Four years ago, when it was about half
that size, it set a lot of fruit.  I left about 15 apples to ripen.  The
next year it didn't bloom, and two years ago it had two or three blooms.
Last year it set some fruit, but we lost it all.  I think I should have

(6b Delaware)

----- Original Message -----
From: Leslie-Trapper-Boss <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 11:36 AM
Subject: [gardeners] Raintree Nursery Apples?

> Hello everyone!
> I am considering on purchasing two dwarf apple tree rootstocks from
> Raintree Nursery. I plan on keeping them in 15 gallon containers as I
> read was suitable for the dwarf apple trees.
> I wrote their customer service department an email asking for a
> suggestion of the type of apple would be most suitable for my
> environment. Has anyone had success or failures with Pristine,
> Enterprise or Fiesta apples?
> What are the possible problems that you may have experienced?
> If you've tried a particular species which one was it and were you happy
> with its fruit and production?
> Thank you,
> Leslie
> --
> When sowing a seed, my hand & heart are one with the earth..
> USDA Zone 6a (The Garden State)