Do I really need to spray my fruit trees?
I have just recently (2 years now) started growing fruit trees. I have not yet sprayed any of my trees (40 or so)( I know I'm an addict).
Question is do I really need to? Does growing trees in my area need to be sprayed? I live in Norco, Ca, some say zone 9B and some say 9. I am inland a wee bit, about 40 miles east of Long Beach, Ca. We have wind, heat and very little rain.
I do not required perfect fruit but would like healthy trees that produce well and will last many years.
Does anyone in my neck of the woods have experience without spraying that could give an idea of what to expect or what I should be prepared for? I have peaches, nectarines, cherries, apricots, pluots, apriums, plums, pears and apples.
This year is my first mini fruiting year all trees are doing good, except for my butchering (some call pruning). It is gonna take me forever to feel at ease with that!