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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2018, 06:27:00 AM »
I am going to be putting in about 16-20 fruit trees this year and you guys are scaring me half to death....lol

I know almost nothing about fruit trees to be honest.
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Re: peach tree
« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2018, 08:16:01 AM »
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You need to get some information about chill hours before you buy any fruit trees. Once you find your average chill hours, it will dictate which types of apples, peaches, pears, etc. will do good in your area. Your county extension service can probably email you that information even before you return home. Many times the big box stores will sell any trees they get their hands on unknowing whether it will produce in your zone. Down here if we had a tree that needed 600 chill hours it would never set fruit. You may live in an area that gets 1,000 chill hours. Do a little research and it will pay huge dividends in the long run.   http://getchill.net/   will tell you how many chill hours you have had so far. As of a few minutes ago we have had 289. Therefore we have to have low hour trees.
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« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2018, 09:57:54 AM »
We have had SO FAR 2550 chill hours using that chart.

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« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2018, 10:23:25 AM »
I think that's how many inches of rain we have had in the last three years Maggie ;D

On a serious note, that's why you can grow many of the apples and other varieties that we can't. There are only a few varieties of apples that we can grow here.
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« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2018, 10:50:54 AM »
Good point Double B, we had a pretty cool winter this year, so I am hoping for at least some pears or peaches this summer.  Chill hours are very important.
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