Commercial cider apple growers survey

Grow cider apples commercially? The NorthEast Cider Apple Project (NECAP) wants to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey so we may know what’s going on out there!

Thanks. Terence Bradshaw, Elizabeth Garofalo, and Jon Clements

Funding for NECAP is provided by NESARE Grant LNE19-373.

Northeast Cider Conference

Northeast Cider Conference. Tuesday, March 24, 2020 to Thursday, March 26, 2020. Hilton Albany, NY.

Intended to meet the unique regional needs of the cider community in the Northeastern states, this conference will provide the opportunity to build your network, share knowledge, and learn from your fellow producers and growers. The inaugural NCC will allow for problem solving, priority setting and market development for makers operating at all levels of scale, and enhance the cider culture in the Northeast.

Northeast Cider Apple Project (NECAP)

New England Cider Apple Project (NECAP) – Introduction

Terence Bradshaw (Project Director)
University of Vermont Tree Fruit & Viticulture Specialist
63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405

Jon Clements, Dan Cooley, Elizabeth Garofalo, Jaime Pinero
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Renae Moran
University of Maine

In a recent survey of apple growers, one prominent Vermont apple grower stated, “The cider apple market represents the first real increase in demand for New England Apples in a generation. While sales of our …

Apple Rootstock Info: G.202

Characteristic Detail Description
Rootstock G.202

G.202 is a semi-dwarfing rootstock that produces a tree slightly larger than M.26. It is a cross of Malling 27 and Robusta 5. It is fire blight and phytophthora resistant, but also has good resistance to woolly apple aphid, which is important in many warmer climates where woolly apple aphid is a rootstock pest. G.202 performs very moderately well in the stoolbed and produces good quality nursery trees.

G.202 has been tested mostly in New

Apple Rootstock info: B.10

Characteristic Detail Description
Rootstock B.10

Formerly Bud. 62-396. It is a release from the Michurinsk University of Agriculture (Russia) breeding program, which is trying to select for improved winter hardiness. A 10-year trial in Pennsylvania with Golden Delicious as the scion cultivar showed that trees on this rootstock were similar in size to trees on G.935 and M.9 T337 (15 percent smaller). Main scaffold branch angle was close to 90 degrees. Production efficiency and total yield were slightly better than

Apple Rootstock Info: B.491

Characteristic Detail Description
Rootstock B.491

A very dwarfing rootstock from the Michurinsk College of Agriculture, former Soviet Union. Bud. 491 is reported to be very winter hardy with brittle wood and requires tree support. It is too dwarfing for most commercial situations, the wood is pink, it produces few burrknots and root suckers, but it is very susceptible to fire blight and Phytophthora. Bud. 491 was evaluated in the NC-140 1994 rootstock trial at 18 locations with the scion cultivar

Plum Curculio

The plum curculio, Conotrachelus nenuphar (Herbst), is an important early season pest of pome and stone fruits.  They can cause considerable damage to apple, pear, apricot, peach, plum, nectarine, cherry, and other fruits.  After codling moth, plum curculio is often regarded as the most serious pest of tree fruits in eastern North America.

Biology and Life History

Plum curculio adults are a type of weevil (or snout beetle), approximately 6 mm (¼”) in length with a mottled combination of brown, …