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by Appledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: fruit trees with no fruit
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: fruit trees with no fruit

It would be helpful to know specifically what the varieties are that are not blooming for you compared to ones that are. Some varieties of apples, and especially pears, may not come into bearing for 5 years or more, depending on the rootstock they are growing on. Some apple trees on more dwarfing ro...
by Appledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: blooming early
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: blooming early

Practically there isn't much you can do to delay blooming of peach trees. But early blooming doesn't necessarily mean that your crop will freeze out and will probably result in earlier ripening of surviving fruit. Peach trees have about 10 times the amount of flowers that they need to support a full...
by Appledoc
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: Cedar rust on apple trees
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Cedar rust on apple trees

The most effective product for cedar-apple and quince rusts on apple trees available to home fruit growers is Spectracide Immunox. I have found it at many Lowe's stores in Virginia. Apply it about every 10 days from early pink (pre-bloom) stage to 4 weeks after petal fall. It also control scab and p...
by Appledoc
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: Peach Tree
Replies: 1
Views: 874

Re: Peach Tree

Bob, if you haven't found someone yet to graft your peach tree try:
Countryside Farm and Nurseries, LLC
1044 Humbert Road
Crimora, VA 24431
Business: 540-363-6661
http://www.countrysidefarmandnursery.com/
E-mail: Countrysidenurseries@gmail.com
by Appledoc
Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: apple tree problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: apple tree problem

Although the trees may have been set back some by spring frosts following early season warm weather, they should have grown out by now if that was their only problem. I suspect they were in trouble already last fall, and the problem might be in the lower trunk or roots--maybe like collar rot or fire...
by Appledoc
Thu May 24, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: black spots on pear tree leaves
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: black spots on pear tree leaves

There are a couple possibilities for black spots on pear leaves. This early in the season, it could be frost injury or spray injury such as a combination of spray oil and sulfur or captan fungicide. It is probably not fire blight which more typically involves whole blossom clusters and advances to k...
by Appledoc
Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: cherry tree
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: cherry tree

If it looks questionable, you probably would be better off removing the bad tree, especially if it is a duplicate. Your Montmorency tart cherry will meet pollination requirements of the sweet cherries. If you replant another tree, avoid putting it in the hole of the problem tree. Also consider the s...
by Appledoc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Fruits & Berries
Topic: cherry tree
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: cherry tree

Cherry trees are produced by grafting a preferred scion variety on a rootstock. If your sprouts are coming up from the ground it is probably root sprouts from below the graft union and it won't make very good fruit. (You may be able to see a distinct swelling near the ground line that would be the g...
by Appledoc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Trees including Evergreens and Ornamentals
Topic: FLOWER BUDS ON APPLE TREE
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: FLOWER BUDS ON APPLE TREE

Yes, if the blossoms are pollinated with compatabile pollen they may well set fruit, and fruits tend to reduce the growth of a young tree. So unless you want to keep your trees very small, it is better to remove any set fruit the first three years or so. After you are satisfied that the tree has rea...
by Appledoc
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Tree Culture including growing and fertilizing
Topic: Apple Tree Selection
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Re: Apple Tree Selection

Nova Spy and Goldrush will probably pollinate each other once they start to bloom, but standard size trees will not come into bearing as quickly as more dwarfing ones would have. Also, apple trees need plenty of sunlight for good flower production. A couple hundred yards would be a little far away t...

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