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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2009, 11:26:49 AM »

KONASDAD, I got a message back from Adams County here is the quote:

"Our availability is unfortunately very limited for spring shipment, but I have attached a current availability list for you to review.
You want to be sure to use drought tolerant roots where possible. For apple - EMLA 26 is the most drought tolerant dwarf root and either EMLA 106 or EMLA 111 are the best for semi-dwarf.
Sweet cherries are extremely subject to drought stress so water will be very critical, especially in the 1st season. You could use Mahaleb or Mazzard stocks. Any of our varieties would work.
Unfortunately plums do not do well in sand at all, and we would encourage a peach planting over plum. Most any of our peach varieties would work. Just stay away from the varieties that are more susceptible to bacterial spot (i.e. Sunhigh, Beekman or any of the Zaiger selections).
Thank you for contacting us. Please let us know if you have any further questions."

What do they mean by root stock? Im looking for a big tree at maturity so does the word "dwarf root stock" mean the tree is going to be small? 
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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2009, 03:20:21 PM »

The root stock is grafted on to all fruit trees nowadays as most people dont want standard size trees. The root will dictate the height of the tree for starters. I went w/ emla111 I think. Truthfully, I would trust their expertise as they have never steered me wrong. You can choose of you want a dwarfr, semi0dwarf or standar height tree and compliment that choice w/ a root that might do better for your soil type. Tell them your soil type and how big a tee you want, let them choose. Remmeber, standard tree can get to 25 ft or more and can be very difficult to prune and harvest. The size of the fruit is not affected at all. I have a "patio peach" which is no bigger than 2ft and has these huge peaches. Just about 12, but huge nonetheless.
Hope this helps. I am sure someone who knows more will respond w/ add'l info. There catalogue also does a good job af educating you to whats available.
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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2009, 03:13:22 PM »

Ok, just finished trimming up the tree. Took quite a few branches off and trimmed back the rest. The tree looks dead now.



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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009, 12:24:58 AM »

Looks good to me.  Good job for an amateur.   grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2009, 11:03:51 PM »

KONASDAD, I got in 30 different types of fruit trees from Adams County. I ended up planting 9 in my backyard and have so many people trying to buy the rest. If they would have told me before I ordered I could have ordered an extra 25 and been able to get rid of them. Ive never bought or planted bare root trees but the trees appear to be in great shape. The peaches are just starting to bud out their flowers and the rest are getting ready to bud. You were right about letting them pick the trees. Thanks for getting me the link for the place.
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2009, 02:11:44 PM »

Its now fall and here are the pictures of the new fruit trees and the old peach tree. I am going to trim up the old peach tree this spring becuase there are yellow jackets somewhere inside them now.

The four little trees you can see are all apple trees. The closest is doing the best and when planted were all the same size. I wish I would have left the tags on them to know what each were.



Tow little ones are peach trees. I will trim them up as the company siad in the spring. Sure are small. Total of three were planted plus the old one is still here.



Here is a different view so you can see three apple, old peach, two little peaches.


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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2010, 11:57:30 AM »

Well it has been a year later and here is a picture of the trees I planted last year.







This is the old peach tree that I had to trim up. I am waiting for all the blooms to go away and then Ill trim it back again to help prevent over weighting a limb.





Here is a picture of a small tree in my front yard. When I bought it they said it was "kind of" like a red bud tree. Nice pink/red flowers but the bees simply leave it alone.



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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2010, 12:00:11 PM »

Well I got a pop up while using Image Shack so I had to close out before I posted the last picture. Here is a close up of the tree the bees simply dont like.



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« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2010, 05:38:34 PM »

The bees may like it, sometimes something else blooms that is more productive or they like better at the time.
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2012, 06:37:26 PM »

Well an update to the tree. It died after I got done with it. A friend was part of a BBQ cook off and wanted a peach tree to smoke the BBQ. Should have said I would let him have the tree if he let me have some of the BBQ.
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« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2012, 07:06:50 PM »

Should have said "You can have the wood if you buy me 10 more plants...that way I can keep you supplied with pruning s".

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2012, 08:32:47 PM »

Another project gone up in smoke.
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« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2012, 03:48:18 PM »

We have an organization in the area called the Northeast Prowers Conservation District, or something like that. They sell trees, shrubs, drip systems, and teach classes on conservation and how to help with the area. I ordered two more apple trees, two sets of plum trees, different kinds, three more peach trees, and I will pickup some more native plum trees, Sandhill Plums. After planted I will have 6 apple trees all diferent kinds, 6 peach trees different types but not white, three pear trees, 12 or so Sandhill plum trees, two cherry trees. I figured if Im going to water my property I might as well get something back from it.
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« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2012, 03:44:57 AM »

Lots of red bud trees here in Michigan too (Cercis Canadensis).  Ive never noticed the bees going after them.  Here they are relatively short lived trees.  After they start to reach a nice size, large branches start dying off.  They see a lot of chainsaw action.

My cherries are in mortal combat with the rabbits.  I finally resorted to putting beautiful looking orange snow fence around them to keep the rabbits at bay this winter grin  Ive also found that lot of bugs like to eat cherry Sad
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« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2012, 09:22:07 PM »

Lots of red bud trees here in Michigan too (Cercis Canadensis).  Ive never noticed the bees going after them.  Here they are relatively short lived trees.  After they start to reach a nice size, large branches start dying off.  They see a lot of chainsaw action.

My cherries are in mortal combat with the rabbits.  I finally resorted to putting beautiful looking orange snow fence around them to keep the rabbits at bay this winter grin  Ive also found that lot of bugs like to eat cherry Sad

Sounds like a good reason to have pan fried rabbit. MMMMM !!! Wink
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