Quite a tropical year in the garden after a cool and misty start. So this year again the Asian Pears managed to set well and with extra irrigation August through September, gave us a reasonable crop. European Pears that set were fodder for Wasps and other insects through the dry July and August. Apples poor set as temperatures and damp weather kept insects from roaming and pollen from drying out to blow around. Apricots and Plums same fate, Cherries set well and were very sweet.
Everbearing Strawberries were just that, right up to November. Raspberries similar, with last ones picked for Chicken treats up to mid November.
We prune the main shoots of all fruiting trees at the beginning of August, wounds dry quickly and avoid infections. We do this most years to encourage lateral shoot growth, and keep potential fruit reachable from the ground. With the weather this year being prolonged warm weather into late October, this almost 12 wks of growing time has resulted in a doubling of expected extension growth. In the case of Halls Hardy Almond 3′ from spring summer, and 3′ since prune. Photo’s part of fall update.
The 2019 Citrus Pre-Order list is now available for viewing!
Building on the overwhelming success of our 2018 customized citrus ordering, we are pleased to offer it now for 2019!
All varieties ordered last year were supplied. Now is the time to considered what citrus trees you want to order for next year. You may book your order now. Please see our expanded list of varieties available.
The cost per tree is $56. In January you will be contacted to confirm your order with a 50% deposit. Plants will arrive here in April and be grown on in 2 gallon pots. They will be ready for pick up in June.
We received this great update from Kristin, and she was kind enough to let us share it with you. Doesn’t her garden look great?
It’s Kristin from Niagara Falls(Incase you don’t remember me, I think I was one of your first customers in spring lol and bought a bunch of great trees) but! You guys were so kind to give me a yacon and I just wanted to send some pictures and update you guys that it grew very well(at least I think so? having no experience lol) ? Anyways, I harvested a 5 gallon pail full, ate a bunch and am over wintering some tubers with my fig trees to plant for next year!! So thanks again!! Some pictures below…?
#1 is a swallowtail butterfly caterpillar that was munching on the Brown’s select satsuma I got from you! Such a gross and neat lil guy
#2 is a nice sunset over the citrus “grove” in warmer times
Here is the guava I got from you, pic was from mid summer, but right now its holding a couple ??
The banana aka the beast!! Overwintering in the house by a huge window
And finally the yacon!! So the pic is crappy, it was the night of our first frost so I was in a rush to dig it up. But I’d say it got to 6′ tall(picture is deceiving) over the season and with no fertilizing! lol it was a lazy year….The picture below is of the tubers that will be stored for next year’s planting!!
Thanks for looking at the pics and thanks for the great plants!! I’ll be in touch very soon about a citrus order ?