Volume 8 Number 4 Article 4 Pages: 55-56
Year 1953 Month 12
Title: Apple Rootstock Studies in Kansas
Author: G.A. Filinger
Apple rootstock studies have been
conducted by the Department of Horticulture
at the Kansas Agricultural Experiment
Station since 1938. That year
about 350 French Crab seedlings obtained
from a Kansas nursery were
planted about three feet apart in two
rows six feet apart.
The soil was a heavy
loam underlaid with a gravelly clay subsoil.
In 1939 another 250 seedlings were
added to the plots.
Many of the seedlings
died during the first three seasons.
Then on November 11, 1940, came the
"Armistice Day freeze," when the temperature
dropped from around 70° F. to
near 0° F. within 24 hours.
the first killing frost that fall, fruit plants
were not hardened sufficiently.
trees survived, and these showed no evidence
of damage when examined in the
spring of 1941. The undamaged trees
were numbered Kl to K62 and moved to
a new site.
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