Tuesday September 18th 2012, 10:40 pm
Filed under: My Garden

My sister Marian was telling me about a fruit tree of hers that too often gets hit with a cold snap after it blooms, wrecking that year’s crop. For people with that problem, you want a tree that requires a lot of chill hours so the tree won’t break dormancy too early. There’s a list of varieties and descriptions here (not just of peaches).

For the locals: Yamagami is having a sale the 20th to the 30th on fruit trees, not just the ones in stock but the special-order ones, too, 40% off, with another 10% off with a coupon for their newsletter subscribers. Itlooks like my Loring peach is going to cost all of $20 and a bit of work and hope. I’m debating adding an Arctic Supreme to extend the peach-picking season–and frankly because the taste testers rated it so high, too. Might have to keep one of the two in a pot because of where the sun is best vs where the foundation of the house is, but hey. Totally doable.

Why didn’t I do this a long time ago?

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All this talk about peaches is making my mouth water.

Comment by Jody 09.19.12 @ 1:54 am

Reading this with envy…. living in a Zone 3-4 climate, with over plentiful varmints (deer & rabbits) and bears, having fruit trees is a battle against the elements.

Our plum had a bumper crop this year. Being quite mature, it faces little pressure from the critters.

You may “force” me to go looking at fruit trees again….

BTW – last week I had what tasted like the best peach in my entire life. Granted it was at mile 62 of a 100 mile race. I still savor that moment. 😉

Comment by wildknits 09.19.12 @ 4:23 am

Not many fruit trees do well here but a question? Do you need two varieties of peaches for pollination?

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 09.19.12 @ 7:29 am

I’m so very happy for you… and want to try a Loring before I insist again I don’t like peaches so much.

Comment by Channon 09.19.12 @ 8:34 am

I love RIPE peaches, but the ones at the super markets are hard enough to be used for batting practice.

Comment by Don Meyer 09.19.12 @ 9:08 am

we’ve been helping our daughter nurture 2 plum trees in the yard of her fairly new (4 yr old) house — one satsuma, one santa rosa — here the battle is always will it freeze after it blooms

Comment by Bev 09.19.12 @ 9:37 am

OOH … thanks for the link. Looks like I can have my crabapple!!

Comment by Anne 09.19.12 @ 11:02 pm

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