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Intensive apple plantings What's it called

Posted by luke_oh zone 5 NE Ohio (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 18:44

I visited 2 local orchards today and saw their new plantings were dwarf or simi dwarf in rows, spaced 6 or 8 feet apart, they were staked and loaded with apples. Does anyone know the name of this planting system? Looked good to me. I'd like to research so I'd appreciate any information. Thanks, Luke


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RE: Intensive apple plantings What's it called

Luke that is how most new commercial orchards are laid out these days. Google high density orchard and you will find a whole slew of relevant information. It is also an excellent method for the home grower since no ladders are needed for harvesting.

Scott


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RE: Intensive apple plantings What's it called

Isn't it called the spindle system?


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RE: Intensive apple plantings What's it called

  • Posted by luke_oh zone 5 NE Ohio (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 20, 12 at 20:48

Thank You, I appreciate your help. Luke


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RE: Intensive apple plantings What's it called

Slender spindle is one system like that. I suppose you could do 6ft row spacing. But even in a home orchard 8ft would probably be better.


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RE: Intensive apple plantings What's it called

One term is the tall-spindle method. This was posted not too long ago for me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dr. Terence Robinson at Dressel Farms


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