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Any rhyme or reason

Posted by agility_mom z9 AZ (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 20:05

I have planted several bare root fruit trees. They were all planted within a week or so of each other in a similar location. The thing is that some have leafed out or have blossoms and others are just bare still.
So, is there an order to how they wake up such as apples before apricots? Or, is there some other reason as to what makes them leaf out at different times?
I sure will feel better once they all have leaves or flowers so that I know they are alive.

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RE: Any rhyme or reason

I have several fruit trees in various stages of breaking dormancy and some that still appear to be dormant. Many are the same variety.

Give em some time.


RE: Any rhyme or reason

  • Posted by pgde 9, Tucson (My Page) on
    Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 22:54

My apricot, planted last year, still isn't leafing yet but sure has a lot of buds on it. I bet in a week or two (assuming warm weather) it will begin leafing out.

To see if the tree is indeed alive, try breaking a small twig in various places on the tree and it should be green inside.


RE: Any rhyme or reason

Thanks to both of you. I'll keep checking them daily and relax a bit :)

RE: Any rhyme or reason

I have two peach trees. One is an August Pride and the other is an Eva's Pride. They are planted within five feet of each other. About three weeks ago, the Eva's Pride began blossoming and leafing out. Then this week, the August Pride began.

I just bought these trees last year and I have never owned any kind of fruit trees before. So...I am no expert on the habits of fruit trees. But I have a theory. I think the trees break dormancy in the order of their harvest times. The August Pride is supposed to ready for harvest August 5 - August 20, while the Eva's Pride is ready for harvest in June 20 - July 15. My theory is that they bloom and leaf in order of harvest times. I could be wrong.

RE: Any rhyme or reason

I know how frustrating it can be waiting for everyone to 'wake' up. :-)

My apricot started blooming last week, 1 fig showing signs of life, and the pomegranate.

My pear doesn't look too happy, or my plum.

Mine are all in containers in the same area of the yard.


RE: Any rhyme or reason

Several of my fig trees are waking branch at a time. On or two branches will leaf out...and the others appear dormant...then the buds on them will swell and break out into small figs or leaves.

They seem to have their own schedule.

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