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Rabbitdog
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« on: March 18, 2005, 06:20:45 PM »

How many kinds of fruit trees do you have?  If you're a bee person, you gotta have fruit trees!
I'm growing over 50 varieties of apples, 4 types of pears, 2 types of peaches, 4 types of plums, 1 nectarine, 1 pluot (plumXapricot), and 4 types of blackberries.
Short story:  
I started w/ fruit trees and then found out there were no pollinators in the neighborhood.  Tried to get someone to locate hives at my orchard, but no takers.  Finally decided to get a hive myself and now I'm hooked.  Not sure which hobby I like better.  Only in my 3rd year but now I've got 8 colonies going but likely will stop at an even dozen this year.  Anymore than that and it becomes work instead of fun (as best as I can tell at this point).
Have a nice weekend folks!
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2005, 06:31:39 PM »

Cherries, apricots, peaches, and Granny Smiths.  And the obligatory strawberry patch.  It's a little crowded out back!!   bahahahahahaahah
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2005, 06:51:23 PM »

we have a few of everything, apples, peachs, pears, plums, apracots, cherries and other trees I just cant think of right now, lol, bye Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2005, 12:58:53 AM »

We just started putting in some fruit trees and so far we have a Comice Pear, a Bing cherry, a Sweetheart cherry and a Lapins cherry. I just can't wait to start getting some fruit from them.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2005, 07:31:45 AM »

We have wild blackberries all over the property. Then planted thornless blackberries, thornless raspberries, peach, plum, pear, and mulberry trees. Still waiting for fruit from all but the blackberries.

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2005, 11:51:05 AM »

I have a few apple trees, a plum, and wild raspberries and blackberries all over the place.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2005, 07:10:35 PM »

Thats what I forgot, TONS of wild black berrie bushes, taste so good yet can hurt so bad, lol, like that song "it hurts so good", lol bye Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 05:10:03 PM »

I have a granny smith apple tree, 8 blueberry bushes, 2 different cultivators of paw paw trees, a dwarf bing cherry, a dwarf nectarine, and a bunch of wild raspberries.  Spell checker changed rasberrires to raspberries.  Which is correct?
I only have 14,000 square feet and my plot is divided because I have a side-by-side duplex that will be townhoused soon (split with no shared property).

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 06:13:40 PM »

Key Lime tree, Variegated Lemon tree, Plantain , Bananna, Blackberry, and that is what I can think of right now.

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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007, 09:46:41 PM »

Gala Apple, and Snowdrift Crabapple, ... yah I need more.
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2007, 11:23:37 PM »

At our place in MS, I have blueberries, wild raspberries, domestic blackberries, three Georgia peach trees, we have a few wild persimmon, some kind of pear tree that's not doing that great, that's all I can think of now, and I know they're not all trees but so what, the bees like 'em. Oh yeah I planted 1 & a half acres of clover. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2007, 12:13:00 AM »

Oh yeah I planted 1 & a half acres of clover. Wink

Never mowing the lawn again are we?

If fruit bushes count too then I'll add Raspberries, Blueberries, and maybe Grapes but the bees don't work these I don't think.
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2007, 07:48:42 AM »

Grapes!
I forgot the 4 grape vines.

There was a time when all but the 10' X 40' front yard was gardened.
I don't like to mow the lawn.

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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2007, 09:39:36 AM »

>Never mowing the lawn again are we?

The clover I planted on my pipeline and powerlines, for the deer and bees. The plots take some maintenance but hoping after the clover comes up I have to do very little to it for the next two yrs. Right now I have buckforage oats, winter wheat and clover. The deer have eaten the oats and wheat down pretty good. The clover is still coming up but will be up in full force around April.

And yes, I don't like cutting grass or Doing Cindi's favorite pastime, weeding. grin
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2007, 09:40:37 AM »

Three heirloom standard apples- I think they are Pippin, black arknasas and a cooking apple of some kind. Planted cherries(rainier), peaches(elberta&redhaven),apples(gala,grannysmith,silken,pinkcrisp,2 I cant recall), pears(bosc&anjou), blueberries, 4blackberries, 2filberts, 2 paw-paw, hardy kiwi,mulberries. I also am letting some Locust seedlings develop and I will try to transplant. Love fruit trees. Also have walnut, hickory and locust trees on prtoperty and many in area
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2007, 10:08:25 AM »

Tai, correctly spelled:

Raspberry

I have no clue, try and think of the root of the word, "rasp", wonder what that would mean.

Holy smokers!!!!  Look at all the fruit trees, etc. that everyone grows, what a wonderful thing!!!!  I wish that I could grow everything here, how about making a little micro climate, Cindi, hee, hee......that would be fun, but an impossibility for sure. 

When spring/summer time comes -- the fruit bearing season for all -- let's get a great thread going where all our forum friends can post pictures of their products that they grow on their land.  I, for one, would love to take a walk into your gardens and land, to be taken to your place in this world, to enjoy through the internet, the wonders that we perform with our agriculture.  Think about it, someone start that thread when the time comes -- I may even begin it, who knows, but let's see what happens.  THis is an exciting thought, I can't wait!!!!!!

I can't think of anything more beautiful that to be taken to different parts of the world, through pictures and definitions, if pictures can't be taken.  Every one of us has a beautiful little place in this world, and sharing this with others is a wonderful thing to do!!!  Have the best of a wonderful day, great life. Cindi
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