Re: [gardeners] Ex Farmland

George Shirley (
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 18:31:50 -0500

Naah! I'm just gonna prune that sucker back to where it is manageable. Why don't orchardist's
develop dwarf fruit trees for hotter climates? I have dwarf varieties in pluot, plum, pear, and
persimmon but unable to find a compatible dwarf peach. You can only grow so many fruit trees on a
city lot and Miz Anne won't let me put any in the front yard.

If I went nekkid through the neighborhood it would scare me too.


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> At 05:11 PM 6/20/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >I grow a varietal peach called Floragold, developed by the U of Florida.
> >This tree is 4 years old
> >and 20 feet tall with a trunk that is about 5 inches in diameter. Sets
> >lots of fruit that ripen in
> >late April, early May. I just have to beat the birds and squirrels to the
> >fruit and sometimes I win,
> >sometimes they win. It's gotten too big for me to net anymore. I may prune
> >it back severely this
> >fall and wait a couple of years to get fruit again.
> >
> >
> >George
> Okay, George, just brush aside that breechclout, and rummage around for
> your quiver.  Got any arrows left?  All you need is two.  Tie a string to
> one, lob an arrow over your Floragold, and it should trail the string over
> the top of the tree.  Then lob your other arrow (string attached) over the
> tree, and tie the ends of your strings to your net.  Where the string goes,
> the net will follow.  Voila!  One thing though, you might scare your
> neighbors if you go out there nekkid with a bow and arrows.  Don't do any
> war whooping.  Margaret L