It had been 3 years since I grew the peaches at my house and I had not pruned the trees in that time. I had originally planned to let the orchard grow up and I even planted it in ginseng this past Fall. I made a decision this late winter to go ahead and grow the fruit one more season and the trees were so tall that I could not prune some of them. That left them so tall that I could not spray them properly either and the finish left a little to be desired. After looking at the ripening fruit I decided to just freeze the blemished ones and here is a picture or two showing where I have brought them in and cleaned them up for freezing. I have two tables full and I work them up and replace them every morning. This gives customers peaches that are ready to store or make cobblers and pies with at the time they choose during the year. It's a little different method of selling than what I've been used to doing.
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Beautiful peaches Mr. Hugh. What strain are those? That should hold you for pies and jams for a while. I did not realize the time that had to be spent every year pruning peach trees. Are the peach trees supposed to be pruned while still dormant?
The name of this peach is \"The Early8Ball\". It was developed by Paul Friday from Coloma, Michigan. It is a part of the \"Flamin Fury\" series that he developed a few years ago. I've never really like that name for roadside stand sells purposes so I call it the Scarlet Jewel. That sounds a little tastier
It is true that the peach tree requires pruning every year to produce quality fruit and to keep the tree good and strong. I'm sure that Maya understands that principal and has to use it every year.
Haha, I understand Mr. Hugh. I could see that sign now, \"Flamin Fury for sale\"! It sounds like how I feel when I hear what our nations leaders do!! Thanks for clarifying the pruning. How do commercial farmers prune? Man, that would take some time pruning hundreds of trees.