[NAFEX] Hardy Peach Question / Dennis Norton ?? - Anthony Curcio
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Tue May 5 00:12:01 EDT 2009
I just cut out dead Madison & Earliglo today. I was amazed at the wood
on the dead Earliglo, dead for 3 years & the wood was still hard, not
punky or dessicated. The wood turner at our community was excited to
have some prunus wood to turn into goblets.
Siberian C seedling still remains the only reliable peaches for me
year after year. I also have some Ecos seedling peaches from Oikos
which aren't quite as hardy, I have yet to get fruit from them, but
they have a similar look & feel as the Siberian C. I don't remember
the parentage of them tho.
z4b -25F (every year)
On May 4, 2009, at 6:41 PM, <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com> <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
> Believe it or not, we just removed all of our peach trees! The last
> 4 winters have seen temps well below zero, sometimes as low as 20
> below, that literally froze our trees. Each winter over the past 4
> we have lost an estimated 25% of our trees and decided that this
> current cycle of colder winters were just too cold to try and grow
> peaches here in a high density orchard. We do have some PF 24's
> that are planted next to the house that are still doing well and are
> in full bloom now. There are about 6 of them, but we originally had
> 8 planted in 1995.
> Previous to that, back in 1992, we planted 600 trees that produced
> fruit through 2006. They began their decline in 2004 and we finally
> removed them in '06. They were predominately Madison, Red Haven and
> Reliance and saw relatively mild winters up until 2004. They
> produced tremendously well for 10 years! The rows ran East/West
> and had a full southern exposure since no other trees were south of
> them. Our trees we just removed were in our North orchard and ran
> north south with no wind break to the north. That was probably the
> wrong orientation for them and I would not plant peaches this far
> north again unless the rows ran east west due to our experiences
> with them. Hope this helps!
> Dennis Norton
> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
> Office (815) 648-4467
> Mobile (815) 228-2174
> Fax (609) 228-2174
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Anthony Curcio
> To: 'nafex at lists.ibiblio.org'
> Sent: Monday, May 04, 2009 10:03 AM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Hardy Peach Question / Dennis Norton ?? - Anthony
> I know it is a bit late but we just realized we did not order any
> peach trees. Does anyone have input for hardy peaches ? Dennis I
> noticed Royal Oak is in Harvard, we are in Elizabeth about 45 min.
> due west. Can you tell us what peaches have performed best for you ?
> Do you have trees available or a source to offer ?
> Thank you, Anthony z4b
> Anthony P. Curcio
> VasSol, Inc.
> 833 W. Jackson 8flr.
> Chicago, IL 60607
> Phone- 312-601-4431
> Fax - 312-601-4451
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