Team Fruity or Team Unfruity?: wanna be fruity!!

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Team Fruity or Team Unfruity?

By Trish
February 19, 2012

Soft fruits, hard fruits, exotic fruits, vine fruits: do you grow them?

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 20, 2012 7:34 PM CST
no space or sun though Thumbs down
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crittergarden
Feb 21, 2012 12:31 PM CST
I loved the apple tree that came with my first house.
Am in the market this coming Fall for one for my current house.
I understand that Golden Delicious will self-pollinate (am pretty sure this is what my first one was), and I know it's OK for pies and for eating.
Since I have room for only one, it'll be one of those.

Some are more disease resistant and I have some research to do to order the right one.
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CindiKS
Feb 21, 2012 1:30 PM CST
See if you can find an espaliered tree with 3 kinds of apple on it. Once in a while, the Lowes here gets one in. I love mine.
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crittergarden
Feb 21, 2012 2:43 PM CST
Hhhmmmmmm.....
I have a spot for one big tree.
Layout wise, I have a very good place for espaliers along my fence line.
That was in my original plan, before I had a summer here.
The neighbor has out of control GRAPEVINES there...... I have to cut them back 3-4 times per summer or they start reaching in wrapping around my birdfeeders, etc.
IF I could kill her grapes, I could have 4-6 different fruit trees espaliered there.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 21, 2012 4:13 PM CST
oh that would set me over the edge
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 21, 2012 7:05 PM CST
Me too.
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crittergarden
Mar 1, 2012 12:15 PM CST
That neighbor and I are already over the edge.
Sadly. I'm not really the kind of person to have enemies! Blinking
But when I moved in, she told me she was moving away.
SO I voluntarily spruced her yard up for the sale (so I'd get a better class of new neighbor).
I donated perennials and I weeded and weeded and weeded on a steep slope in the back.
I did that for 3 summers. Bad back and all.
Summer 4, I wasn't fast enough with the weeding and she had her nephew weed wack it.
Perennials and everything.
I went over and dug up, reclaimed my plants.

But since I posted that last post, I've been thinking that if I move the flowerbed a couple of feet, I might be able to put trees in with just enough room to walk between them and the fence to prune the grapes. Would have to prune it more often, but it would work. The sun's on the right side. Wonder about AIR, though.....
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