Anyone growing peaches, apples or blueberries in Hawaii
I have really enjoyed reading everyones messages. I would like to know if there is anyone who has experience or knowledge in growing peaches, apples or blueberries in no frost climates such as Hawaii.
I have a three and a half year old Florida Prince peach tree which is blooming as we speak. I also have two apple trees. A Santa Anna and Golden Delicious. The Santa Anna is also three and a half years old and has been bearing fruit for the past two years. As a matter of fact, I had apples twice in the same year off of this tree.
My problem is in the size of the fruit. I can't seem to get them to grow larger than a plum or apricot. The peaches and apples are deilicious and have more flavor in them than the ones I would buy at the supermarket. What can I do to get them to grow larger? Is it because of the "no frost" period being non existent? It only gets as cold as 60 degrees here in Kapolei, Hawaii, which is on the island of Oahu. In fact, Kapolei is known as one of the hottest spots on the island.
Now, for the blueberries. I love them and have four plants bearing fruit right now. I have two Sharpe Blue, one Emerald, and one Jewel plant. I can't seem to get a large yield of blueberries on either of the three different plant types.
The one thing that I can tell you is that all of the fruit trees are healthy as they have ever been. All responses will be appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed.
Thanking everyone in advance,