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Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:13 pm
by TennesseeTuxedo
Arnold Ziffle wrote:Fenceman, planting plum seeds will almost certainly not yield a clone or even a reasonably similar tree. But, if you will Google something like "plum tree propagation" I'm sure you will find many articles that will show you how to propagate plums using the softwood cutting method (also consider the semi-hardwood method). I've had success rooting cuttings from Methley plum trees in years past and I'd almost bet that your grandfather got some Methley cuttings and used that method of propagation. Good luck.


Hey Arnold! Where you been keeping yourself?

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:35 pm
by 1982vett
I'd agree. Study up on grafting. Dig up some of those wild plums and get them growing. Then select some cuttings and put them on the wild plum.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:07 am
by fenceman
Here's what we made last night. Going to do it again tonight. You can't buy jelly like this. Last year when we went on vacation. I packed a jar of my homemade plum jelly. :lol2:




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Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:26 am
by skyhightree1
Fenceman looks good

I beat the bears and got some

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Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:56 am
by Jogeephus
fenceman wrote:Here's what we made last night. Going to do it again tonight. You can't buy jelly like this. Last year when we went on vacation. I packed a jar of my homemade plum jelly. :lol2:




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That looks good.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:17 pm
by fenceman
skyhightree1 wrote:Fenceman looks good

I beat the bears and got some

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Bears ? Man I'm glad we don't have those things around here.
And I worry about birds pecking mine :lol2:

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:51 pm
by cow pollinater
If you prune those trees you'll get a lot better fruit.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:30 am
by skyhightree1
fenceman wrote:[Bears ? Man I'm glad we don't have those things around here.
And I worry about birds pecking mine :lol2:


I can send you a few bears if you want :D

cow pollinater wrote:If you prune those trees you'll get a lot better fruit.


I will probably do that this year.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:58 pm
by fenceman
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Piles got bigger
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And another batch tonight
Top hand is starting to grip about the mess
I guess I better call it good with this

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:19 pm
by greybeard
You should make a youtube vid of your jam and jelly making--it might go viral and you'd make a fortune off the ads and hits. 8)

(How do you like the glass top oven range? I find mine does not seem to work well on the lower settings--low and simmer)

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:21 am
by fenceman
greybeard wrote:You should make a youtube vid of your jam and jelly making--it might go viral and you'd make a fortune off the ads and hits. 8)



I hate the pos. I can't wait till it breaks. Your not supposed to put cast iron on it. How can you cook without cast iron.?
Every chance I get I use cast iron trying to duck it up.
The top hand wanted it and she gets what she wants. She's terrified of fire. Goes and stays at her mother's when we're burning brush. :lol2:

(How do you like the glass top oven range? I find mine does not seem to work well on the lower settings--low and simmer)


Got the quotes all twisted up somehow. I can screw up anything.Except that stove.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:12 pm
by Lucky_P
I'll second the recommendation on grafting - it ain't rocket science, just simple carpentry.
The fruit trees are easy, easy, easy. Nut trees a bit tougher...but may be worth the effort.

Those pecans, if seedlings, will take 15-20 years to come into bearing (that's been my experience)... but if you graft them over to good named varieties that are proven to produce in your area, you'll cut the time to bearing in half - and nut size/quality will be predictable...with seedlings, it's a crapshoot.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:43 pm
by fenceman
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To many peaches

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:22 pm
by skyhightree1
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To many peaches


I am sure I could round up a few bears and send them there they will fix that problem for you real quick.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:01 am
by skyhightree1
Looks like the bears nor will I get any peaches

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