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Let's make this an all-around winter gardening forum

Rural Webster County, MO(Zone 6a)

There should be a winter gardening forum here, wouldn't you say? Not just winter sowing, but winter vegetable gardening, winter shrub care (some shrubs even bloom in the winter!), winter tree care, snow apples etc.

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

Snow apples?? *intrigued Spock-like lift of brow*

Rural Webster County, MO(Zone 6a)

Yes, snow apples. They are a variety of Fameuse apple tree that bears apples in the winter.

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

That is interesting - is it a sweet variety? What is the normal color? Does the tree still drop it's flowers in fall?

Rural Webster County, MO(Zone 6a)

You mean leaves? Yes, they drop ther leaves, but later and slower than most apple varieties do. Kind of the way crab apples do.

Long Island, NY(Zone 6b)

What month of the year do the apples come ripe?

This message was edited Jan 21, 2006 3:19 PM

Rural Webster County, MO(Zone 6a)

It varies depending on location but usually late November or December.

Weedville, PA(Zone 6a)

I've never heard of that. That's really cool. Do you know what zone it's hardy to?

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

I have to admit that most of my "winter gardening" is done inside, fooling with things like African violets! (The AV forum has been *hopping* this winter!) But I do manage an occasional round of pruning or overdue mulching!

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