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Re: peach tree
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2017, 10:47:44 AM »
well, i had 4 peaches on the tree this year.  i have pulled the only one that has not split/been attacked by bugs/pecked by the birds.  it is blushed up but not quite ripe so it is sitting on the table waiting it soften up.   

it is funny because i remember looking at the tree after the hard frost killed the flowers and telling it all i wanted was 1 good peach, was that too much to ask?   well, it obliged.  i got 1 good peach.  lol.

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« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2017, 05:07:41 PM »
well, we ate the peach and it was delicious! 

i have in the past done the refrigerate the seed for chill time, then plant the seed, etc.  nothing ever came of it.

i have decided to completely disregard what i read on the web and do what i want  (lol...nothing new there...)

i put on my gloves (according to the web the actual pit is chock full of cyanide...so better safe than sorry), cracked that bad boy open with a slot head screwdriver and put just the seed part into a small plastic pot of dirt in the big window.  if it grows, so be it...if not, nothing lost.  if by some miracle it comes up, i am planning on growing in the window over the winter and transplant outside next spring.

if and when this little bad boy pops up, i will be sure to update.  :)

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2018, 04:28:13 PM »
i was out in the yard a couple of days ago and decided to do the next piece of rejuvenation pruning.  i cut off a major branch that had grown to be the highest on the tree.  i also cut off one of the side branches on a lower limb.  it looked like it had no new growth on the ends from last season, so it had to go.

i am glad to report the 2 points that had sprouted last summer after I cut off the first limb now have several little branches of their own starting.  I think it is working!

it is raining today, but will try to get pics tomorrow.  hopefully it will bounce back and we will get a decent amount of peaches this year!
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2018, 05:22:28 PM »
We are finding hard pruning on old fruit trees is good for the tree.I read the rule is take off no more than one third of the tree each year.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #64 on: January 30, 2018, 10:22:56 AM »
Started pink budding already here.  Of coarse not too many insects to pollinate.  Hope we all get a lot of budding and peaches set this year. 
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #65 on: January 30, 2018, 10:14:02 PM »
no budding here yet jimmie.  which is good because there is a chance of freezing rain here on sunday.  :(

yes, here's hoping we all get peaches  :)
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« Reply #66 on: February 05, 2018, 10:15:52 PM »
Hey everyone,
I have been reading y'alls conversations and i was kind of in the same boat.  I planted 3 peach trees, 2 apple trees and 3 pear trees 2 summers ago.  Last year they were all full of foliage and some had flowers but have not seen any fruit yet.  I know it usually takes 3 years before they set fruit so hoping this summer we might see something as well.  I did a major pruning job a couple of days ago, the first time they have been pruned since I planted them.  I watched several videos on apple and pear trees.  I already had a pretty good grasp on the goblet peach tree cut, I live about a 2 miles from a 500 acre peach orchard so I have spent many days watching them prune.  Here are a couple of pictures from last summer, they look pretty long and spindly, hoping my pruning job pays off.  I'll post post pruned trees tomorrow.

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« Reply #67 on: February 05, 2018, 10:24:03 PM »
Wow!!! I just got a really good look at them, they look horrible.  I took off a good portion of those tall branches so I expect  they will look much better this summer.
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I guess I don't have pictures of the pears, but they are 2 Pineapple Pears and a Bartlet I think.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2018, 06:46:50 PM »
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This might be trouble, it's still a little early to have blooms coming out.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2018, 07:06:07 PM »
Hi GC

If that second picture was your peach tree, then you will need to do some pruning.  Peach trees are usually pruned to an open center with just 4 main limbs that go out and away from the center.  Here is a good, short video to get you started.  He has a series of them by tree age.  you would not prune a mature tree (like the old one in my yard) like a new tree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvXhRKR90Y

you will want to watch some pruning videos as each tree you are growing will have individual pruning needs.

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« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2018, 07:22:35 AM »
Oh yea believe me Woodchip I have been researching for weeks.  I think I have done a pretty good job of pruning I will post some pictures this spring when they get some leaves on them they are kids hard to see right now.  I never knew how important it is to prune tour trees and especially 1/3 every year.  Maybe we will have some fruit this year or at least a lot of flowers.
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« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2018, 05:05:55 PM »
Here are a couple of pictures of one of my Pineapple Pear trees and a peach tree.  I can't my believe they are already flowering.  Praying we don't have another late freeze.

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Re: peach tree
« Reply #72 on: February 24, 2018, 03:11:46 PM »
My fingers are crossed that you do not get a killing frost.
Are the bees active ?
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« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2018, 05:14:51 PM »
I have not seen any bees, I'm guessing they won't be around for a little while now.  I am supposed to put in some fertilizer spikes at the end of May.  Hoping I might get another round of blooms.  The weather is so crazy.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2018, 08:00:33 PM »
We had a late freeze last year and out of a dozen assorted fruit trees we got 6 pears and a couple of peaches.  That was it.
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