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Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:11 pm
by skyhightree1
Some of the trees I bought a couple years ago now are starting to bear fruit.... The pecan trees will have pecans in about 20 years probably.

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Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:21 pm
by JW IN VA
If I had planted an orchard when I first wanted to the trees would be very mature.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:26 pm
by torogmc81
Do you have the right soil for blueberries Sky? Be interesting to see if they make it.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:53 pm
by skyhightree1
JW IN VA wrote:If I had planted an orchard when I first wanted to the trees would be very mature.


I am wishing I planted more... What I really wish is that the cherry tree was producing.

torogmc81 wrote:Do you have the right soil for blueberries Sky? Be interesting to see if they make it.


Seems to be the right soil they have been producing for almost 2 years now and they gain more blueberries each year. I need to plant more bushes but will do so in the fall.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 11:49 pm
by greybeard
I have pear trees bearing right now, but have never been able to keep the tree rats, coons, and possums out of them. Last year, I saw the pears about ready thought "I'll come back in a few days and get them", and when I went back up there, I found one half gnawed little nub left under the trees and nothing on the branches. Picked clean.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:35 am
by skyhightree1
greybeard wrote:I have pear trees bearing right now, but have never been able to keep the tree rats, coons, and possums out of them. Last year, I saw the pears about ready thought "I'll come back in a few days and get them", and when I went back up there, I found one half gnawed little nub left under the trees and nothing on the branches. Picked clean.


Yea, My main issue here on these would be insects. However on my other older trees the bears seem to think the fruit is there's and clean me out quickly.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:15 am
by FourSquareFarm
Looks yummy! Nice work Sky....I hope to put an orchard in this fall.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:00 pm
by skyhightree1
FourSquareFarm wrote:Looks yummy! Nice work Sky....I hope to put an orchard in this fall.


Thanks my other trees I planted at another place are loaded but those are the ones the bears normally get

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:05 am
by MudHog
Blueberries like acidic soil. I have my two Blueberries in pots (old protein cattle tubs) so I can control the soil easier. They are on their first year producing from planting this Spring. I'm not a big potted plant person, but so far they are doing good.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:37 pm
by fenceman
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This plum tree already had a 5 gallon bucket pulled of it. Peach look like their going to be good to. As long as the birds don't peck em to bad.

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:41 pm
by 1982vett
fenceman wrote:Image
This plum tree already had a 5 gallon bucket pulled of it. Peach look like their going to be good to. As long as the birds don't peck em to bad.

Don't let my wife see that......she was excited we got a soups bowl full of plums off our tree. :?

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:31 am
by Jogeephus
That's an impressive yield fenceman!

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:36 am
by skyhightree1
Fenceman that looks great... I would have so many jars of peach preserves and plum it would be ridiculous

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:34 am
by fenceman
1982vett wrote:
fenceman wrote:Image
This plum tree already had a 5 gallon bucket pulled of it. Peach look like their going to be good to. As long as the birds don't peck em to bad.

Don't let my wife see that......she was excited we got a soups bowl full of plums off our tree. :?


I wish I could take credit for it . The amazing little tree was planted by my grandfather. I remember when he planted the orchard. He had a wet box of what looked Like dead sticks he had got from a nursery over in Belton. It is the best orchard I've ever been around. I've planted several potted tree's from the big box stores, with disappointing results. The amazing little plum tree is actually on the decline. It's had a hard fight with bores and lost several limbs. It'll be a sad day when it goes. I considering trying to start some replacements from seed. But we have several wild plums on the property. I would think there would be a big chance of any offspring being crosses, and not as productive.idk

Re: Trees fruit/nut

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:11 pm
by Arnold Ziffle
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.