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2019 DNA Testing – Fruit Tree Leaves sent off today.

Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Persimmon – (Diospyros Kaki) Rojo Brillante – fruitlet Mid August

We are now getting to the time of the month where this fruit (Persimmon – Diospyros Kaki, Rojo Brillante) is getting more recognizable. Its already the size of a small plum. We have gone through the June drop, where lots … Continue reading

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Persimmon – (Diospyros Kaki) Rojo Brillante – fruitlet

Small fruitlet forming of Persimmon Rojo Brillante, should be a good crop of Persimmons this year.

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Mulberry – Another of the first top fruits of the season

With the white mulberry this one is Mulberry Red (Morus Rubra), and is also one of the first top fruits of the season grown outside. Morus Rubra is a tree which can reach 15m high x 15m spread but, in … Continue reading

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A botanist can be a very lonely life.

Again linked to my Rose tying post. My family have taken a photo of me, taking a photo of a very old Mulberry. It can be a lonely life being interested in fruit and nut trees. I see a tree … Continue reading

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Virus removal process

The virus removal process is straight forward but time consuming. Here is the process: Year 1) Graft infected wood onto a potted rootstock Year 2) Place growing tree into controlled heated environment to keep the tree at a constant 38C … Continue reading

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Grafting Stone Fruit during the winter

I have no problems in grafting stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, almonds, nectarines etc) during the winter. As long as you remember 2 things. 1 – Stone fruit do not produce lots of callus tissue, unlike apples and pears. Therefore … Continue reading

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Easy way of planting large quantities of trees.

If you have a large quantity of trees to plant, you have got to think of a quicker method than just a spade. Especially when our land is clay based and at the moment it is unusually dry, and we … Continue reading

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Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery

Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery. Many new but old traditional varieties now available (only in limited quantities), typically. Apple (Dessert) – Benedictin – A sweet and tangy variety, one of the best autumn apples. Slightly susceptible to … Continue reading

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Pigeon Damage to Fruit Tree’s

This is the first time that I can remember that we have had pigeon damage to the new shoots of our fruit trees. Some of the branches have also snapped, under the weight. I have seen the pests, in our … Continue reading

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