Tag: Avalon Pride Peach

Growing Peach Trees in the Pacific Northwest: It’s the Pits

Growing Peach Trees in the Pacific Northwest: It’s the Pits

Growing peach trees in the maritime Pacific Northwest is the pits. There I said it, because for thirteen long, relatively futile and fruitless years, I’ve tended almost every known peach-leaf-curl-resistant peach tree variety on the market with negligible results. The first couple of years seemed […]

Lazy Days of Summer: A Progress Report

Lazy Days of Summer: A Progress Report

Chubby peach cheeks: I picked a bumper crop of  three peaches from my Avalon Pride tree–delicious all! Don’t laugh, but today we will likely break a heat record somewhere in the low 90s. Too hot for Tom or the shade, I plan on cooling off […]

Avalon Pride: Sweet Peach With a Nice Nose

Avalon Pride: Sweet Peach With a Nice Nose

Peach fuzz and big noses: comparative profile analysis. Peach harvest was a bust this year; of seven varieties of leaf curl resistant peach trees only one bore fruit, and for that one tree, one fruit was its maximum output. Yes, I picked one peach for […]

Peach Tree Report 2009: Update on Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties

Peach Tree Report 2009: Update on Leaf Curl Resistant Varieties

White-flesh Charlotte peach, this year’s star performer Greetings fellow peach aficionados. Unfortunately, 2009 was not a bumper year for peaches here at tall clover farm  (a pronouncement duly noted by the case of Yakima peaches resting at my feet). Our unusually hot, dry summer would have ushered in a nice crop […]