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...
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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?
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..
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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
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...
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....
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..