when to end watering drought stressed apple and cherry trees?

oldryderOctober 1, 2012

I've read many times that you do not want fruit trees entering winter in a drought stressed condition. My trees are all mostly still green and lush. I am watering them weekly since we haven't had appreciable rain in almost 2 months.

question is what is the sign I can stop watering. I'm assuming root growth continues for sometime after leaf fall but maybe thats wrong.

anyway what can I use as the signal it's OK to stop watering? (it takes a long time to water 150 trees.)

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
franktank232(z5 WI)

I would say a hard freeze, which should happen for a lot of us this coming weekend. I watered a bunch of my trees the past few days and that is it...i'm done.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 9:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
what are signs that a cleft graft has failed and how soon to know?
Also, when grafting onto rootstock, how high up do...
Repotting avos
I would like to know when to repot my avocado trees...
How to kill raccoons?
Last year I started a thread about the coons eating...
stark bros apricot with pits that taste like almonds
Does anyone have experience with this apricot variety? http://www.starkbros.com/products/fruit-trees/apricot-trees/stark-sweetheart-apricot It...
Bushwhacker Blood
Methusala date palm reproduces
Judean date http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tree-grown-2000-year-old-seed-has-reproduced-180954746/?utm_source=facebook.com&no-ist...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™