Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread maurice tougas
I would agree with Jon, but add a couple of other considerations that I'd use to fine tune your rule. The first would be row orientation. North / South oriented rows will receive more uniform light exposure than trees East / West, and so perhaps an extra percentage of height could be added.

Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread Arthur Kelly
Generally (NNW/SSE) North/South rows, M26 Mac, 8X18, slender pyramid form. What tree height? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton, Me 2011/3/26 maurice tougas appleman.maur...@gmail.com I would agree with Jon, but add a couple of other considerations that I'd use to fine tune your rule. The first

Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread Jon Clements
0.9 X 18 feet = 16.2 feet, if you want to maximize production. :-) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 26, 2011, at 3:21 PM, Arthur Kelly kellyorcha...@gmail.com wrote: Generally (NNW/SSE) North/South rows, M26 Mac, 8X18, slender pyramid form. What tree height? Art Kelly Kelly Orchards Acton,

Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread Arthur Kelly
You're probably right Jon. It's taller than I would have thought. Where does the .9 come from? 2011/3/26 Jon Clements jmcext...@gmail.com 0.9 X 18 feet = 16.2 feet, if you want to maximize production. :-) Sent from my iPhone On Mar 26, 2011, at 3:21 PM, Arthur Kelly

Re: [apple-crop] Tree height v. row spacing

2011-03-26 Thread Claude Jolicoeur
Maurice Tougas wrote: Thirdly, consider hours of sunlight per growing season. I've never seen a zone chart for this. Might be an interesting project for some statistician (Wes!), but developing some sort of sunlight zone similar to traditional hardiness zones should influence height/width ratio.