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Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Nectarine Tree
"Usually after pretty dark pink flowers have pollinated. We cover ours when the fruit is about the size of a pea.  There are quit a few more flowers this year."
yesterday
Barbara Tealby commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Nectarine Tree
"I find it's a bit of a lottery, to allow enough time for the flowers to get pollinated, but before the fruit is of a size where fruit fly is a danger. I put my net over my tropical peach this afternoon - a goodly number of fruit have appeared,…"
Wednesday
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Dwarf Nectarine Tree

Hi there,  When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.cheers,See More
Wednesday
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Sophie what store was giving away the 20L buckets, only if its not a secret! Was going to get some to stack so I can fugure out the size of my mushy fruiting room."
Jul 11
Andrew Cumberland left a comment for Ross Carter
"Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2019 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of…"
Jul 11
Sophie commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Nice one, don't think you'll regret Doug :) Also - thought I'd share for others interested; I've been picking up free 20L buckets with lids from "zero waste" bulk food places for chook food storage etc. Ironic…"
Jul 6
Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Good choices, Doug, a yellow and a white, both should do well. We have the white.  It is a delicious tasting peach but then I lean to the white peaches and nectarines. "
Jul 4
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"I bit the bullet this afternoon and bought a florda prince and tropic snow peach from bunnings while buying yet more poultry feed containers. I now have 7 35L containers with feed in them, getting ridiculous!  Ended up with 90 hatching in my…"
Jul 4
Jeff Kiehne commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Could try watering with ice cold water on a cold night to drop the temperature."
Jul 3
Barbara Tealby commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"My Dwarf Angel Peach has done poorly the last two years. I suspect that, like Andy's, it was a watering issue, so lots more water this year. Could also be the REALLY low chill hours we've had lately. McDowall isn't the coldest suburb…"
Jul 3
Andrew Cumberland commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"I have a sub-tropical that usually does very well.  It is an oblong shaped fruit, not round.  I don't know the variety.  However, it really needs you to keep the water up around flowering time.  I lost the whole crop this…"
Jul 2
Susan commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"sorry-not sorry - ;)"
Jul 2
Doug Hanning commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Thanks Susan, thats good and bad news. Good news for Rachel and her peaches, bad news that I am going against my rule of planting fruit that fruit fly will sting and I will be doing more tree netting. "
Jul 1
Susan commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"Doug, really short turn around time. My nets go up end of August and are down end November (possibly a week into December) as fruit is done by then"
Jul 1
Sophie commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"I've got 2 florda prince and they are great. You can prune easily"
Jul 1
Christa commented on Ross Carter's blog post Dwarf Peach tree
"This is from my experience, which is amateurish, but as soon as the fruit is picked, we prune back to little finger thickness and leave wood about 18 inches long to an outer facing bud.  This is done when weather is still warm. Keep the top…"
Jun 30

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Dwarf Nectarine Tree

Posted on August 5, 2020 at 16:02 2 Comments

Hi there,  

When is a good time to place netting over my nectarine tree to stop those pesky fruit flies from destroying the fruit.

cheers,

Dwarf Peach tree

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 17:30 16 Comments

 Hi there,

I am looking at getting a dwarf peach tree and was wondering which is the best variety for Brisbane area and since it is not that cold here will it bear fruit, any advice would be helpful and possibily the name of a good source.

cheers,

Thanks everybody for all your assistance most helpful.

cheers,

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At 12:21 on July 11, 2020, Andrew Cumberland said…

Here at the top of the page, you will find many GROUPS to join. One of these is the GARDEN VISITS, 2019 GARDEN VISITS CALENDAR. I am sure you would enjoy visiting our member’s gardens. We have members who grow many different kinds of Gardens, Permaculture, Aquaculture, Wicking Beds, Traditional and many more. The GV's are usually held once a month. At the GV's we share cuttings, plants, produce, seeds, knowledge as well as a good chat and a lovely Homemade Morning Teas. 

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