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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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Ripe Cherries – ‘Karina’

This the last of my cherry varieties that have been gathered (apart from Montmorency and Morrelo cooking cherries). Very large bunches of cherries all ripening at the same time. Now the bird netting will have to come off and go … Continue reading

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A fine example of Pear Blister Mite (Eriophyid mite)

The adults of both sexes usually overwinter beneath the outer bud scales and become active in the early spring when the buds then start to swell . At this time they burrow deeper into the buds and start to feed … Continue reading

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Autumn Pre leaf fall – Fungicide application

Now is the time to apply a pre leaf fall fungicide application, to peaches, nectarines and plums, in fact all Prunus species. Can also be used on your Quinces, Apples, Pears, Roses and Grape Vines. This is to combat Peach … Continue reading

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Pear Apple – Update

From a previous post http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=900 We were perplexed as to what variety we had actually got. It started off looking like a red skinned apple, mainly deep green background and red to the sun. But it has now developed into … Continue reading

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First ripe pear 31 July 2014

This pear was a real treat, as I did not expect it to be ripe. We have had a lot of hot weather lately, and its up against a west facing wall. So it gets a lot of heat in … Continue reading

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People ask me how do I tell the difference between a Quince rootstock and a Pear

People ask me how do I tell the difference between a Quince rootstock and a Pear. As it seems many rootstocks have been sprouting this year. The quince leaf is on the left and pear leaf on the right. The … Continue reading

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Run out of Rootstock – What do I do

Got some bud sticks of quite rare pears. I have run out of quince or pyrodwarf rootstocks, just what do I do ?? Well I have some old stumps of quince, that I use for hardwood cuttings over the winter … Continue reading

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Callusing temperatures of Fruit and Nut trees

Many people ask me what are optimum callusing temperatures to ensure a good percentage of viable grafts. Nectarines/Peaches – 18-26 deg C Apricots/Cherries – 20 deg C Plums – 16 deg C Apples/Pears – 13-18 deg C Walnuts – 27 … Continue reading

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Scion Storeage

It is always asked, just how do you store scions ?? Well there are times of the year when my wife cannot get into the fridge. So as long as the scions are kept damp and cool, ie wrapped in … Continue reading

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