[nafex] no peaches this year :-(

Louis Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Sun May 22 18:08:27 EDT 2016


Yes!
I have at least 3 or 4 plants of it, grafted onto cockspur hawthorn
understock. Gave one to a friend who lives on Lake Barkley on this side of
Land Between the Lakes - she'd seen an episode of 'Duck Dynasty' where Phil
Robinson was showing his grandkids how to harvest mayhaws and make jelly;
 she was asking if I knew anything about the trees, and I said, "I've got
one for you".
No fruit yet - but the one planted at the end of my wife's tennis court
might have bloomed this spring- it's on a pretty steep bank, and I've not
looked at it yet this season.

Last two years, rust has taken most of the crop on my mayhaws... may have
to consider spraying.  They are small enough, and few enough in numbers
that I might consider that.  Anything else here pretty much has to produce
with little to no care - and no spraying.  I'm not opposed to spraying,
just don't really have time to do it.

Hope you're doing well.  Long cool spring here... feels almost like summer
today, after low temps into the 40s for the last couple of weeks.

Lucky

On Sun, May 22, 2016 at 4:36 PM, <topgun at otelco.net> wrote:

> Lucky: Did you have any luck with the Collossal mayhaw wood I sent to you?
>
> Topgun
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Dr. Lucky Pittman
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:35 AM
> To: 'mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters'
> Subject: Re: [nafex] no peaches this year :-(
>
>
> Yikes!  Sorry to hear that.
> We escaped any serious damage, so far as I can tell at this point, this
> year.
>
> But I can identify with you... back in 2007, we'd had an inordinately warm
> Feb/March...with almost everything breaking dormancy... then Easter
> arrived,
> with four consecutive nights of temperatures dropping into the 'teens.
> Many plants had 6-10 inches of tender new growth that was killed back.
> Almost all Carpathian walnuts, heartnuts, persimmons were killed back to
> their rootstock - amazingly, though, most of the Asian persimmons I had at
> that time were still dormant.   Seedling heartnuts were killed outright.
> Big mature hickories and oaks in my forest were  killed back to main trunk.
> Subsequent to the Easter Big Freeze Disaster, we went from May 10 to Nov 30
> with a single 1" rain event... a lot of mature trees succumbed to the
> double-whammy of freeze and drought.
>
> Lucky
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nafex [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of V.
> Michael
> Bove, Jr.
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:08 AM
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [nafex] no peaches this year :-(
>
> The seventies-then-below-zero weather we had in late winter here killed the
> flower buds on all six varieties of our peaches.  Plums (myrobalan),
> apricots, apples, and pears all seem to be flowering more or less normally,
> but no idea yet about fruit set.
>
> Anyone else on the list get clobbered?  We also lost the flower buds on our
> magnolia tree and forsythia bushes.
>
> Michael Bove
> Teakettle Farm, Z6 (MA/RI border)
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