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Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England


    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    I need to have my apple trees pruned, I don't have the time or expertize to do it correctly. I can handle the brush removal . Anyone know of a company near the lakes region that does this work? Had a tree guy who took down a lg. Sugar maple for me look at them and he past on the apple trees. so it must be a specialty?
    coming up at the farm museum in Milton Moose Mountains Regional Greenways – Apple Tree Grafting and Pruning Workshops

    my bad, not at the farm museum, its at Branch Hill Farm in Milton Mill

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

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    apples are easiest to maintain


    pears, you need at least 2 trees
    Really? I have a pear tree that produced 2 seasons ago with no other pear trees around. However, it suffered a pretty nasty fungus issue and did not produce last year. Hopeful for this year as its full of buds after a good pruning last fall.

    I do have an orchard thats probably 1.5-2 miles away where they have apple and pears.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

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    Whereabouts in the Lakes Region?
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    My first phone call would be to The Tree Guys in Middleton. We had them do some emergency work at the house a couple years ago, and he was phenomenal. I seem to remember someone local mentioning they do pruning work as well.

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    Thanks perfect.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Question for the thread participants ? Looking to plant a new tree. We were going to transplant a couple young dogwoods. But ......
    Iíd like a fruit tree. Potentially Cherry. Actually definitely cherry.
    Wife had one growing up birds ate all the cherries. Netting didnít even stop

    Anyone have issues with this ? The cherry picking fields never seemed to have an issue. We have a ton of chipmunks and squirrels
    Want to make sure we can enjoy the fruits with minimal protection effort to protect the fruits of he cherry tree

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    I have single Pear which does great except, wood,wood, wood Gone the deer know to the hour when to steal them all

    I have good luck with peaches, and cherries, apples do well some years, Macintosh should work well

    I think you need a FEW seed catalogs so you can get ones hardy for New ENgland

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    Is this a good time to plant? Nurseries are full

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Anyone do their own fruit tree pruning? Ordinarily I'd assume early Spring would be the time, but now I can identify branches on my apple trees that don't produce fruit.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    Anyone do their own fruit tree pruning? Ordinarily I'd assume early Spring would be the time, but now I can identify branches on my apple trees that don't produce fruit.
    Fruit trees should only be pruned when they are dormant, basically when there are no leaves on them. While some branches may not have fruit on them, the leaves are providing energy for the rest of the tree. Never prune a fruit tree based on branches that donít have fruit.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    My first phone call would be to The Tree Guys in Middleton. We had them do some emergency work at the house a couple years ago, and he was phenomenal. I seem to remember someone local mentioning they do pruning work as well.

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    Thanks perfect.
    Did you ever get in touch with The Tree Guys?

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Question for the thread participants ? Looking to plant a new tree. We were going to transplant a couple young dogwoods. But ......
    I’d like a fruit tree. Potentially Cherry. Actually definitely cherry.
    Wife had one growing up birds ate all the cherries. Netting didn’t even stop

    Anyone have issues with this ? The cherry picking fields never seemed to have an issue. We have a ton of chipmunks and squirrels
    Want to make sure we can enjoy the fruits with minimal protection effort to protect the fruits of he cherry tree
    We just net our cherry tree and it helps. Otherwise, we get no cherries

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    Anyone do their own fruit tree pruning? Ordinarily I'd assume early Spring would be the time, but now I can identify branches on my apple trees that don't produce fruit.
    don't be afraid to prune a lot of branches, you don't want them banging against each other in the wind when they are loaded with fruit. tendency is to not prune enough

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

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    The web link doesn’t work and they are out of stock anyway, but that refined Kaolin Clay seems to be a great approach!

    The Kaolin Clay Strategy for Orchards by Michael Phillips

    I ordered it from a place in VA, 25lb bag was $61 shipped.
    Been applying this stuff every two weeks or so but may have started too late. We’ll see!

    I mix 2-3 cups per gallon, mix it with an agitator chucked in a drill, and apply it with a pressure tank. Doesn’t reach the top: have to get a taller ladder.

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    Did you ever get in touch with The Tree Guys?
    I tried don't believe he returned my call but its been awhile . I ended up hacking away at it myself Missed a couple of dead branch's . but the tress are producing fruit. so I must have not cause to much damage... tried to take only 20% of the trees .. I have more of a issue with the mature Maples on the edge of the yard blocking sun light.
    We will see what the future holds lots of work at make it mint and other projects have taking priority! Cant wait for the pies

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    I have two mature apple trees that were very productive up until about 5 years ago. Then they started dropping their leaves very early in the season. I have been treating them with a fungicide for two years, and they have recovered for the most part. I will keep up with the treatments for at least one more year, but wonder if anyone fertilizes their trees? Thinking this would aid in their recovery - I bring all the fruit to a local food shelter (had about 400 "pie grade" to share this year) so I would like for them to be as productive as possible.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    I was going to get a couple here in the desert (lemon/lime), but learned they attract scorpions and rats. Fuck that. Fresh stuff is dirt cheap here year round anyway.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonk! View Post
    I have two mature apple trees that were very productive up until about 5 years ago. Then they started dropping their leaves very early in the season. I have been treating them with a fungicide for two years, and they have recovered for the most part. I will keep up with the treatments for at least one more year, but wonder if anyone fertilizes their trees? Thinking this would aid in their recovery - I bring all the fruit to a local food shelter (had about 400 "pie grade" to share this year) so I would like for them to be as productive as possible.
    Usually when fruit trees drop their leaves and fruit early, itís a water issue. A 3-4 week stretch with no rain is enough to trigger leaves and fruit dropping.
    Iíve seen ďtreeĒ bags available this year to help stop this, a local orchard near me had them around all their trees. They hold about 10 gallons of water and the water slowly soaks into the ground to keep the roots wet. If youíre recall, they water the tree for upto 5 days.

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    I have my best apples in years, coming from my Cortland, fist sized apples with no blemishes,

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    Re: Fruit Trees to Plant in New England

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Usually when fruit trees drop their leaves and fruit early, it’s a water issue. A 3-4 week stretch with no rain is enough to trigger leaves and fruit dropping.
    I’ve seen “tree” bags available this year to help stop this, a local orchard near me had them around all their trees. They hold about 10 gallons of water and the water slowly soaks into the ground to keep the roots wet. If you’re recall, they water the tree for upto 5 days.
    Mine definitely had a fungus. Those water bags are cool, but what if your trees aren't near a garden hose? At 8 pounds per gallon, a 20 gallon water bag is too heavy to lug 1/4 mile.

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