What to do with Fruit Trees in the Fall
Now that fall is here, I am wondering what I need to do for my fruit trees. I am fairly new at raising fruit trees and have trees that range from five years to newly planted this year. I did have some fruit but the fruit was mostly mis-shaped. I was told that coddling moth was probably the cause. He said it was important to spray just after pedal fall.
Should I be spraying dormant spray soon or do I wait until around February to do that? It is nice to think that you can raise fruit without spraying but I don't see how it can be done.
I am not sure of my zone, it was 5b but I think they changed it to 6.
I plan to put those white rings around the trunk to protect them from deer and my goat.
I would be nice for someone with experience in growing fruit trees to start a post where he would give us heads up on what do do next as the season progresses.
There are probably many of us that could use some practical advice.