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Re: peach tree
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2016, 08:13:50 PM »
was upper 70's again here today and the peach tree couldn't wait.  i saw the first few pokes of the pretty deep pink color today.  it is pretty, but hopefully it will wait to open the rest.

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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2016, 04:09:16 PM »
Freeze warning in effect tonight from 1AM till 9AM tomorrow morning and again Sat night. Well, so much for me getting any peaches this year!!  :-[
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2016, 10:42:49 PM »
Our yum yum was very pink this morning with small leaves beginning to show.  It tried valiantly to exude its peachy fragrance but was over powered by the lemon monster behind it.

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2016, 09:36:48 PM »
well, i think the frost got the buds/flowers.  i peeked at the tree this morning before we got in the car and i see some new leaves, but most of the flowers are brown tinged and dying off.  i am hoping some of the late budding ones will survive and at least get some.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2016, 04:05:54 AM »
Woodchip.............. I hope you get some peaches too.. Im out this morning watering my trees , but the temps are not on my side , at 4 am 31 degree . Watering about ever 15 mins.

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2016, 08:01:39 AM »
you are a dedicated peach tree owner.  :)

i hope your efforts can save your blooms.  good luck!

let me know how it worked out.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2016, 10:06:37 AM »
I think a lot of would like to see if the sprinkling worked or not.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #27 on: April 05, 2016, 09:47:49 AM »
agra...did the watering work?

there is a new thread on here asking about peach trees and frost.  if it did, you might want to go give him some instructions.

we are due another frost here tonight as well.  :(
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #28 on: April 05, 2016, 09:54:33 AM »
What about adding some seaweed extract or little salt (may be Epsom salt) to the watering to help prevent frost?  Another would to hang some older style Christmas lights (non LED) that would provide a little heat for the fruit.  I see you mentioned the Christmas lights in the other thread.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2016, 10:04:27 AM »
Some years you get peaches. This year the trees are in full bloom and the nights are freezing - mid 20s. This may not be the year.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2016, 10:11:13 AM »
   Yes guys it did work the temp got down to 28 about daylite  and they were freezing little droplets of water when i would get back for another watering. But thats a pain in the area i sit on. Ive done it once more since , but it only got down to 31. Peaches are doing fine with dime size peaches growing.

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2016, 06:42:12 PM »
well, i thought the 2 nights of below freezing would have killed my peach buds, but some of the survived!  i have a dozen or so little peaches that i saw on the tree today.   now if they don't drop, i might actually get some peaches this season after all  :)
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2016, 07:48:45 PM »
 After 7 or 8 nights that got below freezing after my peach tree started blooming (one night it got down to 26 deg) my tree is starting to put on peaches. You could'a blown me away like a dandilion seed!  :o
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2016, 05:49:17 PM »
well, after the few nights of freezing at bloom time, the tree did set some peaches.  then most of them dropped.  i had about 1/2 a dozen left on the tree and i found 3 on the ground when i mowed earlier today.

this is not the year for peaches.  i am seeing a good amount of new growth...so maybe next year.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2016, 02:04:49 PM »
well, of the 6 that were left on the tree, i got 3.  1 decent sized one and 2 smaller ones.  the other 3 did hang on the tree, but the bugs got them.  i brought the 3 good ones in to finish ripening on the counter.  we had the big one for dinner a couple of nights ago.  it was delicious.  hopefully the smaller 2 will be as good.

if we get to stay here, i am going to do a couple of dormant sprays over the winter.  i did notice amber goo on some of the branches so the borers are back.  :(

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2016, 04:39:43 PM »
Everything we planted are fairly late bearing to beat some late frost issues.  It didn't help that the deer killed 4 of the 5 trees planted 2 years ago.  We got several this year but we didn't leave too many on the tree due to its size.

At least you got a taste of your own peaches.   8)
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #36 on: January 07, 2017, 07:48:58 AM »
Photos taken this afternoon. Our two trees are loaded again this year. I always plant too much, me bad :) Gave a full bag to our next door neighbors.



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« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2017, 08:28:44 AM »
Vince - I need to print your pictures and put them on my window so I don't see the ice and snow.  I could possibly forget that it is 5 degrees out too when we carry hot water out to give the sheep to melt the ice in the trough.  :D
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« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2017, 08:34:50 AM »
Trust me, I feel like doing the same with the forum photos when it is winter down here :) I enjoy this forum very much. Can't wait to come over next October to the Get Together.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2017, 08:49:09 AM »
Nice 86F here tomorrow and 95F on Monday  8). Zero heat wave so far this summer. Good thing.
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