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Fruit progress pics

Posted by peachymomo Ca 8 (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 17:42

I started growing fruit five years ago when my Mom got a house with a large and sunny yard. There were several fruit trees already there, a few of which I had to remove, but the Weeping Santa Rosa plum and the Pink Pearl Apple are definite winners in my book and both are bearing well this year. The first tree I planted was the Babcock peach (5 years ago,) and we're getting our first harvest this year. Most of the other trees are 3 or 4 years old, and are giving their first fruits too. I've learned a lot, this forum and it's helpful knowledgeable folks have helped immensely, but I know there is still a lot left for me to learn. I have a list of things I would do differently next time and trees I would like to have someday, but I'm happy with the results I've gotten from my work so far.

Santa Rosa Plum
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Pink Pearl Apple
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Babcock Peach - The first fruit tree I planted, before I'd done any research on good varieties or anything. Nevertheless, I have to say a homegrown peach of any kind beats a store bought peach any day. I'm in heaven eating peaches and cream for dessert every night.
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Elephant Heart Plum - I can't wait to eat these, it's been years and years since I've had a good one.
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D'anjou Red Pear - I got my first two fruits this year, four years after planting is pretty precocious for a European pear, isn't it?
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Rio Oso Gem Peach - a lot of these peaches are oddly shaped and/or lopsided, is that normal for this variety?
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Flavor Grenade Pluot - Third year for this tree, I'm excited to taste my first fruits.
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Flavor King Pluot- Another three year old, only four fruits on this one, I hope no more drop off.
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Thornberry Apple- A baby I got as a bench graft four years ago, it has two little apples that I probably shouldn't leave on but I'm going to anyway.
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Vanessa Grape - The prettiest if not the best tasting of my grapes. It's getting color first, most of the rest are all green and therefore hard to tell apart in the pictures.
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Thanks for all your help and advice everyone, and have a peachy day!

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RE: Fruit progress pics

Peachy! Wow! It all looks fantastic. I must say, growing in California is a totally different beast than the East Coast growing. All of your trees and fruits and leaves look so healthy. Great job! Mrs. G

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