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Off the grid

Off the grid

Off the grid

We have two peach trees which suddenly appeared as tiny saplings out of the soil of our newly planted orchard.

They derived from the scrappy old orchard that was there before.

The 43 trees that we’d just planted in a grid were about a metre tall, while these saplings grew up virtually from ground level.

Now they’re beginning to catch up.

Last year, weight for weight, they probably produced nearly as many peaches as the 2 grid ones, except that the ‘rogue’ fruit is very small – sweet but small.

This year, goodness knows, because their blossom is a lot more abundant.

It’s hard to believe how different the blossom can be between 2 species of peach tree.

On the grid

On the grid

  1. April 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I have an apple orchard with 100 varieties and am amazed at the difference in blossoms from one tree to the next.

    • April 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Thank you for your comment. You have a lot of trees to keep straight! We have about 8 varieties of apple. I’ve noticed that some have more pink/red and some more white than others. I’ll take a closer look this year when the blossom comes out!

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