the bounty of my labors this year

mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)August 19, 2013

Hi all !!!!
I am excited... I planted my orchard last summer. I thinned most fruits off the trees to let them "muscle up" for next year. I kept a few few fruits on some.. just to see.

Here is what I picked yesterday.
Mike

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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Wow, looks awesome congrats!!!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 9:49AM
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curtis(5)

great looking fruit! Stay on this forum and you will learn a lot and teach a lot

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 10:56AM
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blueboy1977(TX9A/B)

Very nice! I also grew my first home grown peach this past spring and it was very exciting. They were delicious too! Nothings better than home grown fruit! Keep it up

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 1:23PM
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mrsg47(7)

I have a couple of questions? Where did you get your trees, how old were they when you planted them two years ago and what are the varieties? I will have a total of thirty trees, by next spring over an 8 year period. My trees are mostly just beginning to produce after six years. I am truly amazed at your 'days' picking after two years! Fantastic. Mrs. G

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 6:24PM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

MrsG:
Necta Zee miniature Nectarines - Raintree planted summer '12
Hardired Giant Nectarines - Stark summer '12
Red Haven Peaches - Miller summer '12
Santa Rosa Plum -LOWE'S ( Berry Family Farms) summer '11

Am not doing anything special

Mike

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 7:25PM
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mrsg47(7)

Wow!!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2013 at 8:21PM
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charlieboring

Did you spray for insects? I have a lot of peaches and nectarines, but the bugs have attacked most of them and the squirrels have taken more than their share.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:35AM
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eboone_gw

How is that Hardired nectarene? I planted one this spring, it has grown well, and am looking forward to see how it does for me.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:24AM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

Charlie:

Insecticide - .. For most part .... I sprayed Spectracide -Triacizide as an insecticide.

Fungicide - I used Myclobutanil ( Immunox by Specrtacide). Early in the season I also added Captan to my fungicide mix.

Try this link to a discussion here -

http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/fruit/msg0208485115280.html

Also you can search this forum for spray programs.

Mike

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:26AM
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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

Eboone:

I liked the flavor. Was strong and "peachy". Nicely sweet.

Keep in mind this is just my first harvest and I have limited history to compare to. BUT much much better than store bought.

Mike

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 8:38AM
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