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Arboreta & Botanical Gardens

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
www.towerhillbg.org

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Fruit Trees

Whether you use organic or conventional orchard practices, several websites can provide you with a great deal of information about insect and disease pressure, spray timing, frost predictions and a whole lot more. Here are a few of the best: UMaine Cooperative Extension: umaine.edu/ipm/programs/apple/
Cornell University: fruit.cornell.edu/
University of Vermont: uvm.edu/~fruit/
Holistic Orchard Network: groworganicapples.com/

Apple Crop
www.virtualorchard.net

Cornell University: Grafting
http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/hort494/graftage

Lost Nation Orchard - Michael Phillips (author, The Apple Grower)- Organic Orcharding
www.herbsandapples.com

North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)
www.nafex.org

Penn State Agricultural Sciences : Small-Scale Fruit Production — A Comprehensive Guide
http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fphg

Planting: Calculate the spacing required for your Apple trees
http://www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/

Renovating Old, Abandoned Apple Trees
http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=NCR429
http://www.nsapples.com/rejuven.htm

The Apple Pest Report and other regional tree fruit newsletters are available online at following addresses:
Maine Apple Pest Report http://pmo.umext.maine.edu/apple/AppPestReport.html
New York http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/2001/
Massachusetts http://extension.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/
New Jersey http://www.rce.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/
Pennsylvania http://extension.psu.edu/plants/tree-fruit/news
Vermont http://orchard.uvm.edu/uvmapple/newsletter/index.html

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Cider

Cider Presses:

Talisman Farm Cider runs the Cider Digest, an electronic newsletter and forum about all things cider. Invaluable resource, and the past issues are also archived for download. Well worth subscribing to.
www.talisman.com

Western Massachusetts family crafting hard ciders using Golden Russets and Baldwins.
www.westcountycider.com

New Hampshire cider crafters using traditional English cider apple varieties. Friend of Fedco Trees whose advice and gifts of scionwood have guided our variety offerings.
www.povertylaneorchards.com

Unique Massachusetts orchard/brewery/winery/distillery/great restaurant and friend. They offer many varieties of fruit, including some English cider apples, as pick-your-own. Along with their wines and cider, the new distillery line includes apple and pear brandies.
www.nashobawinery.com

Washington State University site with good general information on hard cider varieties, as well as an excellent chart for heirloom and common American apple varieties and their traditional English classifications (sweet, bittersweet, sharp, bittersharp).
http://www.mtvernon.wsu.edu/

THE UK hard cider site. Lots of links, guides to, book suggestions, and all around excellent promotion.
www.ukcider.co.uk/wiki/

UK Campaign for Real Ale has a sub-group called APPLE (the Apple and Pear Product Liaison Executive) to promote cider and perry (hard pear cider).
www.camra.org.uk/about-cider-perry

And in case you need a new cider press...
Correll Cider Press:
http://www.applejournal.com/correll/index.htm
    or
Lehman's Non-electric:
www.lehmans.com

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Nurseries

Directory of Native Plant Resouces
http://nativeplants.for.uidaho.edu

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Pest Management

Pest Management at the University of Maine
http://umaine.edu/ipm/

The Twenty-third Annual March Message (a compilation and discussion of the state of the art in insect pest management of apples) is available on the “New” UMass Fruit Advisor
www.umass.edu/fruitadvisor/

National Park Service Integrated Pest Management Manual
http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/ipm/manual/ipmmanual.cfm

Scaffolds Fruit Journal - IPM : Cornell University, NY St Agricultural Experiment Station
http://www.scaffolds.entomology.cornell.edu/2000/7.24_insects.html

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General

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
www.mofga.org

U.S. Forest Service : New Woody Plant Seed Manual
www.nsl.fs.fed.us/nsl_wpsm.html

Chelsea Green - Books for Sustainable Living
www.chelseagreen.com

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