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Hi Melissa I always found your suggestion helpful.I want to plant tydeman apple variety in new land.what is tydeman variety its growing condition and whether it can be grafted on any rootstock.

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Dear Vivek, Happy belated Holi Fest!  I actually attended a small celebration in America.  Tydeman's early looks like a pretty good apple.  It is a cross between McIntosh and Worcester Pearmain.  It ripens late August to early September, producing medium to large apples.  It has a thin, shiny, dark red skin.  Some have described the skin as bitter, most do not.  The flesh is juicy and firm, though not particularly crisp, with a mild flavor.  It is also described as partially self-fertile, but as I understand, it still needs a pollinator, and Michaels or Michals is recommended.  It is very highly resistant to rust, but may be susceptible to fire blight, so if that is a big problem in your area, you might need a different variety.  It will be about 90 to 120 days from bloom to harvest.  It is not known to store very well, and they recommend that you store it at freezing or close to freezing temperatures.  You should sell off your harvest quickly to prevent quality loss, but if these apples are ripe before most of the other apples are ready, that shouldn't be a problem.  A mix of Tydeman's Early, Red Gold, and Golden Delicious is recommended for Himalchal Pradesh.  I presume that is so you can have early, middle, and late ripening varieties. I am not seeing anything that suggests it is limited to rootstock, so you should be able to graft it on any available rootstock.  I hope this information is helpful.  Good luck, Melissa

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Melissa Johnston

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Plant diseases, landscaping, tropical plants, roses, herbs, plant care, grafting, horticulture, plant identification, anything about plants I can likely answer.

Experience

35 years experience in various plant businesses, 1984 Certified Texas Master Gardener.

Organizations
Master Gardener Association of Texas charter member

Publications
none as of yet, but I have a plant q&a book I am in process of submitting.

Education/Credentials
Magna cum laude graduate of Texas A&M, 1978

Awards and Honors
Plant growing awards, highest grade for Texas Master Gardener graduates.

Past/Present Clients
Past member of Allexperts.com and was very highly rated. Owned landscape company in the past, Almost Paradise, and was very successful despite little equipment, no help, and no advertising. Lived well for two years until 9/11.

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