Re: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden

Ron Hay (
Tue, 07 May 2002 09:22:24 -0700

Hi, there,

heavily, alternate years. Last year we harvested about 700 'cots from
our semi dwarf tree, all fruit of good commercial size. With the
persimmon, from what I have read in CRFG's  Fruit Gardener," persimmons,
especially the Fuyu, do so, as well.

I have been considering thinning our Panamint nectarines, but will enjoy
eating/canning them, no matter what the size. That tree is 3 years old
and is so loaded that it's branches are beginning to sag, even with
fruit no larger than a good sized olive. We shall wait and see. First we
need to get about netting the apricot and nectarine, so that the birds
do not devour every last they did, last year, the day our
blueberries ripened:( Needless to say, they are netted this year!

Ya know, pecans can technically probably be considered a fruit, since
they are the seed kernels of a fruit. Dunno. Any botanists out there?

Happy growing!