Tag: peach trees

Ordering Bareroot Trees: What to Expect

Ordering Bareroot Trees: What to Expect

Mail-Order Trees: Who Would Have Thunk? Ordering bareroot trees is to Tom as ordering books is to Oprah. I love trees, especially unusual fruit trees, sometimes forgotten heritage varieties, and other times crazy new crosses that put the best of each parent tree into the traits of […]

Nanaimo Peach Tree: Finally a Homegrown Peach

Nanaimo Peach Tree: Finally a Homegrown Peach

Spend a few minutes on my blog perusing summer posts, and you’ll easily grasp my love of growing and eating fresh fruit, and note my undeniable love of the peach, especially. Well after twelve years of trying to harvest a decent peach on an island better […]

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 2010: Neither Peachy, Nor Keen

Peach Tree Report 2010: Neither Peachy, Nor Keen

Growing Puget Sound Peaches:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly After trying to grow peaches this year, I think I may turn to something easier, like rearing silkworms or raising sea monkeys. My optimistic nature suffered as an unusually long, wet spring  hindered pollination, […]

Indian Free Peach Delicious, Unique on All Levels

Indian Free Peach Delicious, Unique on All Levels

Indian Free Peach: Now here’s a peach that pushes the envelope on being a peach. I first discovered it in my research to find another peach leaf curl resistant variety for my Pacific Northwest orchard. Because I don’t spray my orchard and use organic practices, I […]