ABQ Fruit: Insect Problems & Successes
For Albuquerqueans -
QUESTION 1 -
Last year, I put in my back yard a Peach Tree and a Bing Cherry Tree.
Both this year yielded quite a nice, impressive amount of good fruit, considering their youthfulness. However, I have had problems with both - BUGS EATING THE FRUIT!
The Bing Cherry they attacked as soon as the cherries got to be a decent size. The peaches they left alone until now...when they are almost ripe, and now they are starting to gnaw into them.
I realize that it is too late this year to do anything about them (and the peaches, for the most part will be saved - picked - before they can do too much damage), however, for future years, do folks have recommendations regarding protecting Peach Trees and Bing Cherry trees from these pesky eaters?
(You go through so much work all year to get this wonderful fruit, and then in a matter of days the fruit can be ruined by these annoying bugs)...
QUESTION 2 -
In addition to my success with a Peach Tree and a Bing Cherry tree, this year I put in a Nectarine Tree. I would just be curious to hear any other (or these three same) fruits being grown around town, successes, failures, etc. What works well. What does not, etc. In addition to fruit trees, if anyone is growing nut trees either (almonds, pecans, etc.).