David “DH” Haight is a professional pilot, previously with the airlines, a business jet manufacturer, and now as a contract pilot for customers all over the world. Recently, he obtained a permaculture design certificate from Geoff Lawton, and completed his strategic relocation to Colorado’s Western Slope.
A self-professed technogeek, he investigates a wide range of topics to integrate into his own homestead and permaculture designs for others.
He joins us today to discuss alternative fuel vehicles, pure electrics, plug in hybrids, bio diesel and more. Including his personal experience as an owner of both bio diesel and plug in hybrid vehicles.
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Bob Wells Plant of the Week – Dolgo Crab Apple – The Dolgo Crab Apple is widely adaptable from zone 5-9 and extremely cold hardy so with good solar aspect and heavy mulch it may survive in even colder zones. This tree originated in Siberia.
This crab apple was imported from Russia by the plant breeder, Dr. Niels Hansen of South Dakota, and introduced in 1897. “Dolgo” in Russian means “long” and refers to the shape of the fruit. The highly-flavored crimson fruit is about 1-inch in diameter, is olive-shaped and rich in pectin. The vigorous tree grows upright with spreading willowy branches and has reddish-green, dense foliage.
It is resistant to scab, cedar apple rust, mildew and fireblight. This very hardy apple ripens in late August or early September and is excellent for jellies. It makes a great cider as well either blended or rose toned if used as a single variety. It has high sugar content of about 18% and will ferment out to about 6.5-7% ABV.
Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com – Bob Wells Nursery specializes in anything edible: Fruit trees, Berry Plants, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.
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