Peach Orchard

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Berries' started by roller, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I have decided to plant me a small peach orchard on my property. I will be planting 35 8 mo. old peach trees today  I may take it up to 50 trees before I am finished...I need a new hobby...
     
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A peach orchard that size will keep you pretty busy.  I have fun keeping up with my 15 trees.  They require severe pruning and a lot of attention to pests.  Do it right and they are the best tasting peaches you will ever eat.

    Good Luck,   what varieties are you planting?
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that is going to be great. Peaches are the best - Are you including any of the whites ?
     
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Yes Al they are alot of work. I have been reading and reading and visiting some other growers around my area. Yes  Scar I will have about 10 of the White Peach trees and some Heirloom Indian and Sam Houston and Alberta at this time..
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those all sound like great choices. There are soooo many great dishes you can make with fresh peaches. One of my favorites is a jalopeno peach salsa. Man it is tasty 
     
  6. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    When you start talking about peaches you can do a Bubba Gump thing.  Peach cobbler, fresh peaches. peach ice cream, peach yogurt, peach pie, peach compote etc
     
  7. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Roller, morning... You are a man who has unlimited ambition to tackle peaches.... I am impressed...  So take pics of your new full time hobby....

    Are you training them to open, central or espalier leaders ????

    I had 2 peach trees and the bugs and diseases took over.... One was a white and was soooo good.... I miss the yellow peach pies bride froze every summer for winter eating.... Peach pie is so good... Dave
     
  8. Wow Roller that is a ambitious effort there. It is a bummer living in the north and not having the climate to grow some of these different fruits. Good luck with the project and keep us posted. [​IMG]
     
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Scar that recipe sound real good...

    I got 52 trees planted today and yes by myself...going to bed early tonight...thats more than I had planned on planting but Oh well.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
  10. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    Save those trimmings for smoking.  I used peach wood for pork chop with just salt and pepper.  De-lish!  I need to find more peach wood or chips.
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a great project take lots of pics for us
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Roller and Piney?  Are you guys related?

    Looks like a heck of a lot of work to me?  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I know its alot of work and I hope that I am up to the task. I have not been doing anything since my open heart surgery 8 years ago and selling my Turtle Farm because of Drs. orders. I just want to get back in the loop and stay busy. And smoke meat...Hey and last year Peaches were selling for 60$ a bushel. I figure if a guy can sell anything it would be peaches..One thing about Pineys project is he sees his efforts right away and mine is going to take a few years with steady work till then...Hopefully my health will hold out. I will say that after seeing Pineys project and the excellent results he has achived really impressed me and got me to thinking...
     
  14. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Boy All them trees are going to keep you busy Roller. I just have Two and sometimes there more than I can keep up with. But the end result is worth it. Peach jam is one of my favorites.
     
  15. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good luck on your orchard. I helped out on 1 many years ago and it was a huge amount of work.
     
  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I ordered 20 more Peach Trees today. They are Sam Houston variety..They said they would be here the end of next week..
     
  17. That's quite a project. Hope it pans out for you. Nothing like a peach right off the tree. I love peach wood for smoking. It's great for cheese.
     
  18. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Roller ,

     Plant ya a few blueberry bushes too.

      then make peach /blueberry cobbler.
     
  19. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That sounds like a good idea...I have a feeling that I am going to be eating alot of peaches in a couple of years....[​IMG]

    I changed my order of 20 Sam Houston trees to 10 of them and 5 Relience and 6 Hale Haven. The 10 SH came today and I will plant and trim them tomorrow . The others will be shipped the 27th of this month..Now it looks like I need to order some Blueberry bushes..

    I have also planted 7 plum trees this week..
     
  20. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Sounds very nice be sure to post some pics for us. Your ahead of me my citrus trees are still sitting in pots waiting to be planted and I don't have any peach trees
     

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