[NAFEX] Subject: Re: peach tree- Peter
colleendaly at videotron.ca
Sun May 24 21:09:37 EDT 2009
I should make it clear that my Reliance had its' main
leader broken during the winter of 2007/2008; I was going
to cut it off last spring (2008) but there were so many blossoms
(and resulting fruit) that I left it. However, I guess the wound
was too much for it and that is why it died way back this year.
There are now only the bottom two branches left. It did however,
produce 12 blossoms and there are leaves but it does not look all
that healthy. Most probably, my problem
is different from Toni's. I intend to get another Reliance to
replace or add to the one growing. Like I posted before - that
one wonderful year (2008) that the tree produced around 100 peaches
was well worth the time and effort.
I did have a neighbour, however, who also had a Reliance but
it died after 2 seasons. Make sure it is sheltered
and keep it pruned low. You might find it useful to talk to Ken
Taylor at Windmillpoint farms in Ile Perot.
Ken used to have seedling peaches and, although small, they do make
wonderful jams etc.
No idea why your Golden Russet would not take. Your
microclimate might need thorough analysis.
Finally - all I can add is that the more I garden the
"luckier" I get.
Peter Drevniok, Gatineau, QC zone 4b
Caren Kirk wrote:
> Toni, Peter et al,
> I am a little freaked out because I planted a reliance last year in my yard.
> It leafed out very late but fully and all seemed to be going OK. I was
> advised that in my area (officially AgCan Zone 5a but in reality more like
> 4b) the tree would be fine but it might suffer from late frosts and not
> fruit. However I planted it in a fairly sheltered place and thought if it
> didn't fruit I would do as advised this year and pot it, and winter it in my
> garage until the risk of frost had passed.
> Anyway to get to the point, it has absolutely no leaves and no signs of
> getting any. I pruned it lightly in April and didn't think anything was
> wrong with it, but it's looking decidedly dead now.
> Do you have any suggestions to confirm my suspicion? Do you think it was
> just too cold for it (it didn't seem to be a particularly cold winter, and
> it was sold to me as zone 4a)?
> What I am really worried about is the same thing seems to have happened to
> my Golden Russet apple, and based on it I have just planted 2 other apples.
> Anyone got any ideas what I'm doing wrong, before I kill off any more fruit
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Toni Pralle" <toni.pralle at gmail.com>
> To: "nafex" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, May 24, 2009 3:04 PM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Subject: Re: peach tree- Peter
>> <Questions about your statement:
>> I cut down the one that looked like
>> that last year.
>> When did you cut it down ? This year (2009)? Did you cut it down
>> because it was completely dead?
>> Are the two trees the same variety (Reliance ?)>>
>> I cut the other one down in 2008 about this time of year. It had a few
>> green tiny almost leaves on it. The other one (the one that's dieing
>> this year) was completely leafed out and had blossomed. Both trees are
>> Reliance from Gurney's/Henry Fields.
>> Toni in zone 4 Iowa USA
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