Monday, April 27, 2015

Fruitfulness!

First harvest of peaches

Second harvest of peaches

More on the tree
I always love peach season! I have a Feliciano peach tree. This is a very early peach tree that produces well with low chill hours. Last year, I harvested 71 pounds of peaches from this wonderful tree. Last year was much colder and I began harvesting on May 2, 2014.

This year, I began harvesting Friday, April 24, 2015, but those first peaches were eaten immediately by my children and me, so there is no record of those.

I am very excited about the fruitfulness of this tree. The only bittersweet part of this is that my family has decided to sell our home. We are hoping to move to land. That's our goal. It's great to get more land, but leaving this tree is hard for me. It's a huge tree and would need a crane to remove it from the land.

I have a friend who is keeping many of my other plants until we can get settled into our land. She would be willing to plant it and keep it for me, if anyone knew of a way to save the tree for our future use. Thank you in advance for any advice.

I am happily linking with Daphne's Dandelions for Harvest Monday. I really appreciate her long-standing devotion to the community of bloggers on Harvest Mondays through out the years. It has been great to read about gardens, even when I am too busy to do much gardening.



15 comments:

  1. Wow peaches in April? My peaches ripen in late July or August. In fact mine haven't even flowered yet.

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    1. It is an early peach tree, even for South Alabama. It flowers before it gets leaves, and is often the first flowering thing around after winter.

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  2. I love fresh peaches! I am hoping to get a few from our young tree this year. I don't know about moving trees. We have a big Japanese maple that was planted too close to the house by previous owners. We talked to arborists about moving it, and they only gave it a 50-50 chance of survival. And it's nowhere near as big as a peach tree.

    I hope things go smoothly for your move! And think of all the good things you will be able to grow with more land. I know how productive our little spot is.

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    1. Thanks for your advice, and your well-wishes about our move. Even if we don't get to move this one, we'll definitely buy a new peach tree. This sure has been a great tree, though.

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  3. Those peaches look lovely! I just planted a nectarine tree this past weekend and can hardly wait for that first harvest...in two or three years!

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    1. I hope your nectarine tree does great for you!

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  4. Jealous of those peaches! I'll trade you for some broccoli?! ;)

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  5. Hi! Lucky you! Peaches already! I hope someone can help you save your tree for your new place! Will be looking forward to more posts on growing things there. Nancy

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. I hope someone can give me a tip to save at least a fragment of it, too. :)

      The peaches sure are tasty, too. I am loving that. I am glad they came in before the house went on the market.

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  6. Oh man...I understand why it will be so hard to leave this tree! However, the move will be worth it and I am so very excited for you :-) Enjoy those peaches while you can! Maybe even put some up so you can enjoy them later on your new property!

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    1. I hope to be able to make jam. That's the "Priority One" I told my husband. :) He was surprised, but now that he knows my priorities, he is happy to oblige me. (He's always great like that to me.)

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    2. And, you're, right, the move will be worth it. It's just hard to remember that when I take out my gardens and see the beautiful, productive, wonderful tree and eat its fruit. Gotta keep the goal in mind.

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  7. Those first fruits of the season have a way of disappearing before they make in on the scale, don't they?! Yay for peaches, even bittersweet last-harvest-for-you peaches. I hope whomever ends up in your place will appreciate them as much as you do. And all the best as you transition out to the land!

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    1. I hope that whomever ends up with our place loves the peaches as much as us, too. Thank you for your well-wishes in our transition. ;)

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