Cot N Candy Aprium

Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CAJune 20, 2012

All of the fruit is cracking at the top and barely hanging on the stem. Is this normal for Cot n Candy aprium? Fruits are very good just not very pretty.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Puggy:

Looks to me like too much water. Nothing you can do about it now but next year you might try watering less. Cot-N-Candy can be very good but not when it is over watered.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 10:29PM
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Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CA

Fruitnut

I was thinking that also but I only water once a week (since about 6 weeks ago) now that temps are up (80 -90's). I let the drip system go for around 5 hours. 7 drips at 1gph about 3 foot diameter around the trees. Trees are young 2 years or less. DO you think that is too much? Still learning all this fruit biz!

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 12:13AM
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home_grower(SoCal Z9 S18)

7 X 5 = 35 Gallons is excessive IMO. I am in Santa Clarita where the temps are simular. I water mine about every 3 days with about 5 gallons. It is about the same age. This year I got about 25 great fruit on mine.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 3:15AM
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franktank232(z5 WI)

Do you net for birds or squirrels?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:32AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Frank, "netting for squirrels"? These is no such netting :-) Birds yes, but not squirrels or rats. They simply chew right through it.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 11:02AM
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Puggylover Zone 9B Norco, CA

Sounds like I will be changing up my watering for next year. Thanks for your help. Trial and error right! :).

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 4:24PM
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