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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2023, 01:36:42 pm »
As  you probably would expect, I don't spray for anything...  If you are planting a bunch of these you probably want to plan your irrigation system first or watering the trees will take all your time, or you won't get them watered and they will die.
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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2023, 01:37:59 pm »
As  you probably would expect, I don't spray for anything...  If you are planting a bunch of these you probably want to plan your irrigation system first or watering the trees will take all your time, or you won't get them watered and they will die.
That sounds horrible and annoying. We get enough rain here that nothing dies. They might not so as well but they won't die.

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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2023, 02:02:03 pm »
As  you probably would expect, I don't spray for anything...  If you are planting a bunch of these you probably want to plan your irrigation system first or watering the trees will take all your time, or you won't get them watered and they will die.
That sounds horrible and annoying. We get enough rain here that nothing dies. They might not so as well but they won't die.
Yeah, we're in a temperate rainforest, so I doubt we are going to struggle overmuch with that.  Because the trees will be on a slope (no flat land around here), my sister is considering a water retention method where you create swales behind the trees to catch rainwater.  It only works if the slope is less than 15% incline though, so it depends exactly how steep the site is.   

Thanks so much everyone, lots of good info here.   
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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2023, 07:20:59 am »
>That sounds horrible and annoying. We get enough rain here that nothing dies. They might not so as well but they won't die.

You've got to water them for the first few years here.  Some years you might get by without watering, but other years you won't.  Plus they won't grow very fast even in those years they won't die.
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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2023, 11:28:23 am »
> Is this the same type almond which is so popular in California which bees are in such high demand for pollination?

No. The variety I got is called Hall's hardy almond.  It is a cross with a peach.  The nut looks like a peach pit and just as hard.  It tastes good but a lot more work to get it.

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Re: Fruit and/or Nut Trees
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2023, 11:51:38 am »
Thanks cao...

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