Gardening time!

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by LilacMercenary, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    LOOK at my parents' peach trees

    This one is producing several pounds of peaches a day right now

    this one is just about to start producing. I just picked the first ripe fruit off it today. They're a little bigger and a little bit more tart than the first tree

    and this tree, the oldest one, isn't even close to being ripe yet, thank goodness. Every year it looks like it's on the brink of death and every year it gives us pounds and pounds of fruit.

    These trees are all so insanely productive that if we weren't here to prop up the limbs I'm pretty sure they would have broken by now. Absolutely no survival instincts, these trees. They're the french bulldogs of the fruit tree world.
    • Winner x 7
  2. Lizardlicks

    Lizardlicks Friendly Neighborhood Lizard

    Yeah peaches absolutely need to be thinned, they'll kill themselves producing too much fruit.
    • Informative x 4
  3. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    we haven't been thinning them so far, just staying very on top of harvesting when they come ripe, but it probably wouldn't be a bad idea. especially with that older tree.
    • Agree x 2
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