Blossom trees 2020

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Fermi

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Blossom trees 2020
« on: September 24, 2020, 06:44:38 AM »
This is a dwarf fruiting pear in our raised bed "Potager"  ;D
The bees are loving the spring blossom
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 01:04:09 PM »
I've loved Quince blossom ever since I looked out of a second floor office window into the neighbouring garden where there was a huge tree in full flower I was in my early twenties and had never seen a Quince in flower before. Now we have a couple of named forms as well as a number which have come up from the understock of a couple of Sorbus! I had never heard of anyone grafting a Sorbus onto Quince stock and they sucker profusely!
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 03:08:43 PM »
This  is a fairly young tree of Malus 'Royal Raindrops' which is flowering well
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 03:15:54 PM »
Malus 'Golden Hornet' is named for its yellow fruit in autumn - which we hardly ever get to enjoy because of the parrots >:(
However today they are filled with the sound of bees busy pollinating the flowers. They grow as a border to one side of our vegie area. The understock seems to have taken over part of the row but the main difference seems to be the size of the fruit - closer to that of a dessert apple,
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2020, 11:51:23 AM »
Malus 'Pioneer Rose' - apparently this was a chance seedling which is probably a cross between a crab-apple and an eating apple,
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2020, 11:58:30 AM »
A similar tree originated in Tassie and is called 'Huonville Crab' - this was only planted a few years ago
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 02:25:28 PM »
Malus mandshurica is considered by some to be a synonym of Malus baccata var. mandshurica. It has a stunning display of pure white blossom in spring but the parrots prevent us ever seeing ripe fruit!
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Re: Blossom trees 2020
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
Pure delight. We have had a long dry summer and the sight of the blossom is so welcome.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.