[NAFEX] Dennis "Skinny" Peach Trees Are Space Savers

dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com
Fri Nov 16 01:28:51 EST 2007


The peach tree photos are available at 
http://s216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/royaloakfarm/?mediafilter=images 
for anyone interested.  If anyone has any questions, just ask.


Dennis Norton
Royal Oak Farm Orchard
http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com
http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com
http://www.revivalhymn.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dr.O'Barr" <Topgun at Otelco.net>
To: <dmnorton at royaloakfarmorchard.com>; "North American Fruit Explorers" 
<nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:59 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Dennis "Skinny" Peach Trees Are Space Savers


>I would really like to see the peach tree pictures.
>
> R. D. O'Barr,PhD
> Prof/Hort/Ret
> Zone 7
>
>> Ginda,
>>
>> I have not planted the Crimson Rocket, but we have been using the 
>> "columnar"
>> training system for the past 3 years with 12 different varieties of 
>> peaches.
>> It is very important to keep the scaffold crotch angles at 90 degrees if
>> possible.  If they are less than 90 degrees, the crotches get cankers in
>> them and the scaffolds will break off with the weight of the fruit.  If
>> anyone is interested I can post photos of our trees.
>>
>> Dennis Norton
>> Royal Oak Farm Orchard
>> http://www.royaloakfarmorchard.com
>> http://www.theorchardkeeper.blogspot.com
>> http://www.revivalhymn.com
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "Ginda Fisher" <list at ginda.us>
>> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:34 AM
>> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fwd: "Skinny" Peach Trees Are Space Savers
>>
>>
>>> Has anyone tried this peach?  It sounds very attractive for my small 
>>> yard,
>>> if it's a good peach hardy in eastern mass.
>>> ___
>>> Ginda
>>>
>>> ...... Original Message .......
>>> On Thu, 15 Nov 2007 06:17:52 -0800 "Lon J. Rombough" 
>>> <lonrom at hevanet.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>Begin forwarded message:
>>>>
>>>>From: ARS News Service <NewsService at ars.usda.gov>
>>>>Date: November 15, 2007 4:58:03 AM PST
>>>>To: ARS News subscriber <lonrom at hevanet.com>
>>>>Subject: "Skinny" Peach Trees Are Space Savers
>>>>Reply-To: ARS News Service <NewsService at ars.usda.gov>
>>>>
>>>>STORY LEAD:
>>>>Crimson Rocket Peach Making Its Way to Market
>>>>___________________________________________
>>>>
>>>>ARS News Service
>>>>Agricultural Research Service, USDA
>>>>Sharon Durham, (301) 504-1611, sharon.durham at ars.usda.gov
>>>>November 15, 2007
>>>>--View this report online, plus photos and related stories, at
>>>>www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr
>>>>___________________________________________
>>>>
>>>>Crimson Rocket peach trees look like tall, thin cousins of the more
>>>>classically-shaped peach trees. These "skinny" trees provide an
>>>>attractive, space-saving tree that produces full-size peaches that
>>>>could make their way to consumers in 2008.
>>>>
>>>>Agricultural Research Service (ARS) horticulturist Ralph Scorza and his
>>>>colleagues in the Appalachian Fruit Research Station at Kearneysville,
>>>>W.Va., developed the "columnar" variety. The tree was patented and
>>>>released in 2001 for experimental evaluation in orchards across the
>>>>United States.
>>>>
>>>>Crimson Rocket has been licensed by several commercial nurseries in
>>>>Missouri, Pennsylvania and California. The trees have been in
>>>>commercial orchards for the last three years and Crimson Rocket fruit
>>>>may begin to appear in local marketplaces next spring.
>>>>
>>>>A fully grown Crimson Rocket tree has a diameter of about five feet and
>>>>fits neatly into a small yard. In commercial settings, the compact
>>>>trees can be planted much closer together than conventional trees that
>>>>spread out to a width of 16 feet. Crimson Rocket's columnar shape
>>>>translates into more peaches per acre, while land and production costs
>>>>are similar.
>>>>
>>>>According to Scorza, Crimson Rocket was bred for high-density
>>>>production systems, allowing for a new concept in peach production. Its
>>>>shape also makes it a novel and useful fruit tree for home gardens.
>>>>
>>>>Crimson Rocket has two copies of a naturally occurring gene that sends
>>>>the branches skyward. It produces yellow-fleshed, dessert-type peaches
>>>>that are firm, sweet and aromatic. The medium-sized fruit stores well
>>>>and softens when completely ripe.
>>>>
>>>>ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research
>>>>agency.
>>>>
>>>>___________________________________________
>>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>>
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