Even with the late frost and cold temperatures the peach trees still needed to be thinned this year. We decided not to mechanically thin them since about 30% of the buds had damage. We waited until they set fruit and are manually thinning them to one
The field crew began pruning peach trees yesterday. The crew will work on this over the next couple of weeks. We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops at the station since peaches can be injured if
The 2012 peach harvest reference plant information is as follows: Redhaven Peach Tree Weights (lbs) 2012 Reference Tree Row# Tree# Date R2T20 R3T29 R4T15 6/26/2012 35.00 2.50 15.25 7/2/2012 29.25 30.25 19.50 7/9/2012 10.50 12.00 3.50 7/13/2012 8.50 21.00
Peach pruning has just begin and is going rather well. We prune the peaches after most of the other fruit crops are done since peaches can be injured if pruned too early. A good rule of thumb is to prune
The 2011 peach harvest is complete. The Redhaven test trees yielded about 50 pounds pf peaches per tree, down from the 150 pounds average per tree in 2010. The field crew estimated about 40% loss of marketable yield to insect pests. Redhaven Peach Tree
We withstood the cold to learn how-to prune. It was worth it. Dr. Martin Kaps demonstrates.
The 2010 peach harvest on Redhaven is complete. There was no loss to spring freeze and the reference trees yielded an average of 164 pounds per tree, about 60 pounds more than last year. Redhaven Peach Tree Weights (lbs) 2010
We have been harvesting Redhaven peaches since last week. The crop looks good and we keep track of it by weighing the yield from selected reference trees.
We held the annual Pruning Workshop on Saturday March 6 this year. Twenty participants arrived in the early morning cold south breeze to learn how to prune fruit crops. We formed two groups, one to start with apples and peaches
Randy, Jeremy and Steven kept track of the yield from three selected reference trees in the Redhaven Peach block. We did have some freeze injury in the spring. Here are the 2009 results. Redhaven Peach Tree Weights (lbs) 2009 Reference