[NAFEX] Shy Bearers?
ed.fackler at gmail.com
Fri May 29 15:13:22 EDT 2009
Sweet 16 is certainly slow to bear on more vigorous stocks. Putting it on
B9, M9, etc. will help induce earlier production. And its quality is often
difficult to obtain due to its maturation quirks or it has to be picked at
the proper time.
Mt. Royal (and most all European types) are somewhat slow to bear (in more
southern locations anyway). Bending limbs some 20-30 days post petal fall
will help through out fruiting spurs, but not much.
On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Claude Jolicoeur <cjoli at gmc.ulaval.ca>wrote:
> Murph asked about Mt-Royal and Sweet 16 being shy bearers or slow-poke...
> Well, here in Quebec (zone 4), Mt-Royal is certainly the best plum you can
> have. When it bears I have a lot more plums than I can use. Last year I had
> 2 bushells from this not-very-big tree. But it is a bit irregular in
> bearing and some years, curculios get most of the crop. It did require
> about 8 years before starting fruiting.
> As of Sweet 16, this one has been a big deception for me. I grafted it in
> 1991 and never got more than 5 apples in a year. And I don't think the
> apples are that great - they don't seem to ripen well here. So this one is
> going to be cut sometime in the future... It certainly is way under
> A 20:36 09.05.28 -0700, vous avez écrit :
> Hello Guys;
> Some apple trees I have are very Precocious; Williams Pride, Pristene,
> Opalescent, Macoun. 20 oz., Pound sweet.
> The sweet 16 trees, planted on the same day in 2004, have yet to even
> flower much.
> Same for the Mount Royal plums; no blooms yet, while the Stanleys are just
> Is the Swt 16 a slow-poke? Is Mount Royal shy too?
> zone 4
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