adj. Gnarled, misshapen, difficult, tangled. Slang. Cool, good, nasty, hairy, bad.
noun. An apple grown from seed. Slang. An excellent person or thing.“Gnarly Pippins” is a loving nod to the untamed, indigenous apple of the temperate world. Limitlessly adaptable to its present surroundings, the genus Malus encompasses as much variation among its denizens as we the humans do. The image of the wild apple tree is not refined, not cultivated, but rather a raw notion of abundance and self-reliance. In this sense, Gnarly Pippins connects us to the wilderness of the untended landscape in how we relate with these special trees. Those who favor the natural apple, with all its blemishes and pride, over the ostensibly “civilized” apple of modern growing practices, bear the badge and attitude of Gnarly Pippins.
Greetings again my dear apple fam ! Turning another page on the calendar, we are now looking toward the Winter’s work; the exploits of dormant life, if you will. For me, and for many of those reading this, that means pruning fruit trees, planning for next year, and, come the thaw, GRAFTING! I’m happy to [...]
Available here are 6 FOOT BUNDLES of dormant scionwood twigs for grafting. Choose from 16 different varieties of high quality wild seedling apple (and one pear) found throughout New England. FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF APPLE VARIETIES IN THIS BLOG POST. Quantity "1" will be entered as six linear feet of scionwood from the selected variety. A limited quantity of scionwood is available for each variety, stock is managed on a first-come first-served basis. Orders of scionwood must be placed by March 31, 2019, pending availability of supplies. All orders shipped on or before April 1, 2019. [...]
The sleekest saw there is, lightweight and strong to the finish. This blade is measures 8.75 inches, with finer teeth than the medium or large pruning saws. This leaves the smoothest finish on any cut you make. The handle is made in the "milkweed seed pod" image to provide an ergonomic connection between human and saw. This form fits wonderfully in the hand, making the long hours of pruning more comfortable. It's ideal for orchard pruning and topworking, small and sleek enough to fit in a backpack, and makes fine enough cuts for green woodworkers, carpenters, and is quick and fluid enough for backpacking or trailcutting.
Handles are available in a variety of hardwoods, always selected for the highest quality and design. Cherry, apple, walnut, rowan, and maple. You will fall in love with any of these beautiful and effective tools. For specific preference in wood type, specify your choice as a note as you checkout. [...]
The Rolls Royce of pruning saws. The long, lilting, curved hardwood handle design balances this large blade, Silky Longboy and allows the pruner to carry a belt mounted saw capable of pristine cuts on limbs up to 10" in diameter with ease. It is a curved saw, measuring 15 inches from heel to toe. It has larger teeth, but are finer than those of other pole saws, leaving the type of sawn face on a limb characteristic of a much smaller, finer toothed saw. Designed to be wielded with one or two hands. This chrome hardened blade will last 5 - 6+ seasons of heavy or daily, responsible use without dulling. A beautiful and effective tool.
This is the most versatile handsaw around. Professional arborists and orchardists alike should have one of these in their toolkit. Comes with heavy duty belted sheath. Blade replacement is easy with a simple design of 1 connector joint and a single rivet. All handles carved in hardwood : Cherry, apple, walnut, rowan, or maple. For specific preference, please enter your choice in handle wood at checkout. All handles are carefully selected for the highest quality. [...]
Available here are dormant scionwood twigs for grafting. Choose from 16 different varieties of high quality wild seedling apple (and one pear) found throughout New England. FULL DESCRIPTIONS OF APPLE VARIETIES IN THIS BLOG POST. Scionwood is sold by the linear foot. Quantity "1" will be entered as one linear foot of scionwood from the selected variety, whereas selecting quantity "2" will be entered as two linear feet of scionwood, so on and so forth. A limited quantity of scionwood is available for each variety, stock is managed on a first-come first-served basis. Orders of scionwood must be placed by March 31, 2019. All orders shipped on or before April 1, 2019. [...]