Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Peach, Black Boy, #1 / 2013-2014

There were two unknown fruit trees planted around the house. One was in the garden by the hut and it was obviously a dwarf nectarine or peach. The other was in the front garden, and was obviously not a dwarf tree, but was also a nectarine or peach. The only way to find out what kind, was to wait and see, as a peach is a fuzzy nectarine.

Day X+0: By this stage, I'd pruned the tree, and we were into summer and leaves had grown along with small fruit. There's not much to say past this point, other than to observe the growth over the 2/3 of a year that passed. I did thin out the fruit at one point.

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2013-11-08

Day X+6:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2013-11-14

Day X+44:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2013-12-22

Day X+66:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-01-13

Day X+69:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-01-16

Day X+76:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-01-23

Day X+85:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-02-01

Day X+99:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-02-15

Day X+114:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-03-02

Day X+141:

Peach, Black Boy - 01 - 2014-03-29

I would have gotten around 10 fruit from the tree. Some mornings I would go out and pick up the windfall fruit, but if I forgot, either rabbits, hares or more likely blackbirds would have taken a bite or three out of them. The chickens at this stage were caged away, but love pecking away at black boy peaches.

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