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Bought a House with an old orchard. Any tips or hints?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by HighCaliberCannabis, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. Thank you everyone for your replies. I really appreciate the information. Once it stops snowing I'm going to start pruning. I'll try the treatments that were suggested too. I'll update as I go along
     
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    Big_Lou

    Big_Lou Well-Known Member

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    Enzogrow

    Enzogrow Member

    Beautiful house/land my dude. Goodluck with your trees
     
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    OrganiChron

    OrganiChron Member

    Check for morel mushrooms this spring.
     
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  5. Thank you
     
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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

    Very nice.
    Hopefully you'll be able to save and maintain them..
    If not you'll have good wood for smoking meat or cooking
     
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    Is it possible these annoying lights are messing with the trees? They stay on all night.
     
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    Rottedroots

    Rottedroots Well-Known Member

    Idk where your located but I'm in Z6 and I have failed with all the members of the prunus (sp) family from cherries to apricots and peaches. There is some sort of rust or blight that gets them b4 they mature. I probably should have noticed that the choke cherries growing wild here are all sick and I should have just stuck with the apple family or the more unusual edibles. I'm assuming that you have apricots grafted on to a different root stock. Fruit trees like a hard pruning and yours look like they need attention. Folks are right guiding you to your local ag office and pretty much everywhere has a county cooperative extention. They should be able to direct you to someone who will prune them properly and once they've been pruned you should be able to maintain their shape on your own. Don't worry about blemished fruit. There was a song.. Give me spots on my apples but leave me the birds and bees. Mmmm I can't think of the name of the song but I left most of my memory back in the 70's so WTH.
     

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