Gurkan Yeniceri wrote:Awesome, I have a seedling plum, nectarine and a peach.
They are all fruiting at the moment and exceeded the store bought grafted ones.
Hugo Morvan wrote: Peaches, pears and apples used to grow in the hedgerows my local neighbour says, and now hunters complain there is no wildlife like used to, but everybody has these neat hedges with nothing edible in it.
James Landreth wrote:In climates with wet winters peach trees are susceptible to peach leaf curl the following spring. Some varieties have been developed that have strong resistance to that. I wonder if planting the pit from these would generally carry on this gene? Has anyone tried it?
Dan Allen wrote:And here is a seedling apple with several named varieties grafted on. It's about 12' tall and three years old. I used a tongue and cleft and just wrapped with cellophane.
James Landreth wrote:Galadriel, do you have problems with leaf curl there too? Have you thought about grafting over the seedlings if the fruit still isn't satisfactory?
Sonja Draven wrote:I planted seeds from my fridge today between rain storms. Apple, plum, nectarine, and peach. I was excited to see the nectarines were starting to sprout. Hopefully they will do their thing and come up in the spring. If not I will try again next year.
They cleared a bunch of foliage in my apartment complex back in the city. I am bummed because there is that much less privacy. But happy because I might get enough light now to grow things and that is a nice thought. Trying to look at the bright side (literally).
Dan Allen wrote:Update on the peaches:
Well, it seems they had a rough time this winter. The lowest low was -26 in January for a full night. That's a solid zone 4 winter, the last time we had temps like that was 2014. The trees survived fine, some minor tip die back and very few blossoms, around fifty compared to the usual uncountable flowers. Second generation seedlings all survived with even less tip burn. Even through sassafrasses and catalpas got burned this winter. First pic is the unusual blossoms of the large yellow peach, second pic is a seedling leafing out, third pic is another seedling peach with normal blossoms. Our spring is a full month late this year.