Yesterday I emailed Mark Shepard, our friend and proprietor of New Forest Farms, an apple scion order. Last year we grafted apple trees but most of them didn't take. I don't think that we did them wrong (or maybe we did :-). The cuttings were still on the trees but leaning over or missing. I thought maybe the deer pushed on them & Mark thought maybe the birds landing on them did it. This year, most of the trees have wire around them & over the top so it shouldn't be a problem. So we will be at it again soon. We won't be going to the farm for a few weeks again. This Sunday is the wake for Steve's mom, next weekend we are visiting Kristin, Tim & Jaelyn and the week after is Amy's wedding shower.
I am also trying to decide whether or not to order more fruiting bushes. I've been thinking about aronia, ligonberry, gooseberry, paw paw, kiwi, mulberry and plumcot. (I'll write more about aronia when I'm not so tired.)
Here is the apple scions I ordered...
Rhode Island Greening
Each scion will do 2-3 trees.