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Peach Diseases, preventing

posted by: len1 on 05.05.2009 at 06:59 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

About 15 years ago I planted a peach tree that died off that year but a shoot came up from the root and grew, probably not good fruit stock. So I let it grow and for the past few years there have been a few blossoms and a few peaches. This year there are many blossoms. Last year the peaches were small, had spots on them but worst was a clear oozing goo that came out of each. What is that and how do I prevent it? What about the spots?
What I can put on the tree now with blossom and throughout the season to protect the peaches? Is dormant oil spray for that or for before the flowering?


clipped on: 03.17.2010 at 09:56 pm    last updated on: 03.17.2010 at 09:59 pm

RE: Still looking for better staking of tomatoes (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: sandy0225 on 12.24.2009 at 09:05 am in Growing Tomatoes Forum

That's what I was going to say. Florida weave using t posts that you use for farm fence. You can get by with having them every third or fourth plant if you use good twine. Don't ever use that cheap jute twine from the $ store, it doesn't last all season. use some good twine like this:

Here is a link that might be useful: tomato twine


clipped on: 01.11.2010 at 09:02 pm    last updated on: 01.11.2010 at 09:02 pm

RE: need rec for secs (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: harvestman on 12.04.2009 at 09:10 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

I have tried most of the Felcos, Bahco, and several others over the years and the one I've stopped on for now is an ARS "Heavy Duty" I get from AM Leonard because of its very hard steel. Much harder than any others I've used so it gets sharper and stays sharper longer than any others. You need a Japanese ceramic stone to properly sharpen it and make sure you don't accidentally cut through wire with it- the blades will break and not bend like a Felco.

It is a pleasure to use and comes in 3 sizes. I keep a small one in my pocket for those 5 months of the year that I'm not pruning all day long. During my 7 months of pruning I use a holster and a medium sized one along with my Silky Gomtaro saw.

The Felcos are nice for their reasonably priced replacement parts but once you use the ARS I doubt you will ever use another pruner.


clipped on: 01.06.2010 at 09:05 pm    last updated on: 01.06.2010 at 09:29 pm

I give up on growing stone fruit

posted by: bonsaist on 12.17.2009 at 11:25 am in Fruit & Orchards Forum

I've been growing plums, apricots, peaches for a the past 8 years, but every year my crop fails. The first couple years I've never sprayed. Then the following years I attempted to keep up with spraying, but the plum curcilio the humidity and rain always get them before I do.
should I give them another year and try something different?
I'm about to pull them all out and replace them with other fruit trees that are trouble free. Such as persimmon, jujube, pawpaw, fig trees.

What would you do if you have limited space?



clipped on: 12.26.2009 at 07:23 pm    last updated on: 12.26.2009 at 07:23 pm

RE: How do I post a picture from Photo bucket? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: brandon7 on 11.29.2009 at 10:28 pm in Fruit & Orchards Forum

Once your picture has been uploaded to photobucket (or whatever hosting site you choose), find its web address by right clicking on the image and copying the image location. Some sites may even provide the address in a text box below the photo for your convenience.

Let's say, as an example, that the address of the picture you want to post is

To embed the picture into a post, use the command
<img src="">

You could also include a width attribute for large pictures. Using this reduce the size of an oversized picture for better viewing. The entire command, including the width attribute would looks something like
<img src="" width=400>

Note that I had to use special characters to get the commands above to show up here without turning into pictures, but you can use them as shown (with the correct image location, of course).


clipped on: 11.29.2009 at 11:34 pm    last updated on: 11.29.2009 at 11:35 pm