Alice, I promise, after this one all invading apples will be rolled over to - for instance Hectopod's sleeping General Conversation topic.alice44 wrote: ------------------It is interesting that he was planting seeds, so the trees he planted would have been quite variable. (Of course he lived before the Transparent was imported here)
But about Johnny Appleseed's seedlings: surely he was hoping for something new, beuatiful, delicious. But he might also have sown seeds to get stock for grafting on. They didn't bother much about standardised stock varieties and heights in those days.
At an orchard where they also pressed apple juice they used to put down the press leftovers as fertiliser on the ground, 10-20 cm thick ... Wasps and fruit flies were overjoyed. But there was no little apple forest, yet.
Macdoum: about the Estonian Mnaors site - a follow-up at the Picnic Grounds