Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Future Fruits of Our Labors

Well i hope there will be some fruits. Namely Peaches. Some of you may remember last year our posting about the peaches we (finally) got from our lone Georgia Bell Peach tree and the delicious Peach Pies. You may also remember my search for more Georgia Bells and how futile it was. WELL this year our local Rose’s (like a Wally World but cheape100_0437r) got a whole shipment of them so we bought two and a Wine Sap Apple. For the last few weeks they have been hanging out in the green house with the spinach, but yesterday it finally was warm enough to set them out. Tomorrow we are scheduled to get 1.5-2.0 inches of rain so they will be well watered in.



Here they are getting a ride from JD to their new home in the orchard.








Here is the first location before and after removing the Chick Weed which covers the plot in the winter.







The hole and the tree in the hole. It may look dry here but, our ground is extremely wet this time of the year. In fact our water table (ground water) right now is is about two feet. Dig down two feet and you are in water.











And here is one of our Peach trees all set in and staked and banded. This area is at the end of the property and is shielded from all but East winds. Of course that is what we’ve been having lately to 35 mph so they got extra banding for support.This brings the orchard up to three apples, three peaches, and one pear (which hasn’t done much in the last three years). With luck we will have another good year from Peach #1. Peach #2 & #3 will not be allowed to set fruit this year so it will direct more energy to good root development. Next is peach pie (i hope).


Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, I'll be there for the peach pie. :))

Anonymous said...

I would love to have Peaches in the yard.
I hope you get a gentle, warm rain.

Anonymous said...

We will have a piece reserved for you and Kjell in August. You just need to make a little side trip on your way home someday. The prediction is heavy rain and high winds (again) Dogsmom. BUT any rain will be good for them since our irrigation system is not on yet.

Cicero Sings said...

Peach trees! Oh I wish I could have one of those in my yard, but we are too far north and at too high an elevation I'm afraid. The thought of fresh peach pie has set my salivary glands into action.

Sandra said...

i am a Georgia peach myself and love peaches

Out on the prairie said...

PIE!!!!!!!!!!my favorite. I use the trim from fruit trees to smoke things on my grill.Apple wood will give you another chicken flavor.I like to grill peaches.

grammie g said...

Hi Grenville...I have never had peach pie,but if you pack up enough for a pie when they are ripe I'd like to give it a try...Oh well it was worth asking lol

Anonymous said...

It´s a bit tough for most peaches here where I live, but there´s a new variety that I´ll try this year if I can find it. But I have two small ones that I´ve sown and I´ll have them in pots for as long as I can, hopefully I´ll get a couple of fruits until they get to big :-)

Have a great day now!

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