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Rain/now spray


Jim,

What kind of spray program do you use for your trees? I have an old Stanley
Plum tree that if I miss a few spray days I can kiss the crop goodbye.

Dan
z6 PA


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain


> If it goes as expected, Bonnie, I'll send you some. Like persimmons,
> they need to be mushy to be edible, so they should be good shipper.
>
> My list didn't include our Barbados cherry, which has been yielding
> about a dozen ripe fruits a day for the last fortnight. If you're not
> familiar with this fruit, google acerola--very high in vitamin C. Very
> tasty sweet-tart fruit out of hand, too.
>
>
> On Jun 1, 2006, at 4:37 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>
> > WOW!!!  Your crops are making me very hungry for a nice fruit compote!
> >  You
> > really are going to have a bountiful harvest, Jim!  (I love the look
> > of the
> > Lychee fruits.  I had no idea they looked like that on the tree.  I
> > wonder
> > if I can find a "sapote" fruit up north here to try.  I love
> > persimmons and
> > if they can be made into a nice pudding, I'd really enjoy trying that
> > myself.  Thanks for the education!
> >
> > Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf
> > Of james singer
> > Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:27 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Rain
> >
> > Hi, Bonnie. Well, for starters, here's what the lychee tree looks like:
> > http://snipurl.com/r80z [that picture is of only a small section of the
> > tree; the whole thing looks like that] Fruit needs to be a bit darker
> > red to
> > pick; probably next week. I may try canning some of them.
> >
> > Avocado has 100 or more fruits this year. This variety keeps on the
> > tree for
> > a limited period--and has practically no shelf life once picked; this
> > is our
> > biggest worry at the moment because they should start to ripen in mid
> > June.
> >
> > "Tommy Atkins" mango has, maybe, 50-60 fruits. These are those very
> > colorful
> > mangos one sees in the supermarket--bright red, yellow, and green all
> > at
> > once. Quality is only so-so [slight resinous taste if not fully ripe,
> > flesh
> > tends to be fibrous]. These are great for pies and cobblers and for
> > making
> > Indian pickles, but they are not worth much in the ex-supermarket
> > market. So
> > we will probably ripen fully them in the garage then can and/or pickle
> > them.
> > Our "Carrie" and "Alanpur Banishan" mangos, both premium varieties,
> > are very
> > young and will have maybe a dozen fruits altogether--no problem
> > disposing of
> > those!
> >
> > The black sapote--a subtropical relative of the persimmon--must have
> > had
> > 1,000 blooms this year; absolutely a mass of flowers that were swarmed
> > daily
> > by bumble bees. The ground under the tree is now black with dead
> > flowers. I
> > don't know what the pollination rate has been, but if it;s as high as 1
> > percent, we could have a problem.
> >
> > But what Squints and I spent some time examining was the two sugar
> > apples
> > and the atemoya [a cross between a sugar apple and a cherimoya].
> > These may be the most delicious fruits that will grow in the Lower 48.
> > Many of the flowers on the three trees have yet to open, but of those
> > that
> > have opened, many have set. It's still early, so how many make it to
> > maturity is questionable.
> >
> > On Jun 1, 2006, at 2:22 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> >
> >> Is that a bad thing, Jim?  A farmer's market may give you some exotic
> >> plant money for something special.  What all is shaping up in your
> >> fruit trees?
> >>
> > Island Jim
> > Southwest Florida
> > 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> > Hardiness Zone 10
> > Heat Zone 10
> > Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> > Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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