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02-09-2019 11:52 AM
Wolfie#2
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Originally Posted by Mattsfishin View Post
Also bees do not pollinate some trees such as a paw paw. Most books say you need 2 different ones to produce. I know 2 people that have only one paw paw and it fruits every year. They tell me blow flys will pollinate it. Hang a couple fish heads in the tree.
If you know some of your neighbors you may want to ask them what they have had good luck with.
I wish I had a bigger place. My little place has a fruit tree , grape or something growing everywhere I can except around the field lines.
I have heard about, but not tried, banana trees around field lines. Supposedly they do not have a large root system but consume a large amount of water. May be a myth though. I have banana trees and they are contained in a small area that is not close to a field line. But I haven't dug into the root system to see how large it is. (pun intended)
















































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02-08-2019 12:56 PM
TUNDRA
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Originally Posted by txdougman View Post
Enchanted gardens carries a good amount of trees from Brazos citrus nursery's if ya can't make it to the fairgrounds. Also, less hustle.
It's 9-12 not 9-1
02-08-2019 11:40 AM
txdougman
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There's a fruit tree sale tomorrow at Ft.Bend county fair grounds from 9-1.

Enchanted gardens carries a good amount of trees from Brazos citrus nursery's if ya can't make it to the fairgrounds. Also, less hustle.
02-08-2019 07:26 AM
TUNDRA There's a fruit tree sale tomorrow at Ft.Bend county fair grounds from 9-1.
02-07-2019 03:48 PM
Mattsfishin Also bees do not pollinate some trees such as a paw paw. Most books say you need 2 different ones to produce. I know 2 people that have only one paw paw and it fruits every year. They tell me blow flys will pollinate it. Hang a couple fish heads in the tree.
If you know some of your neighbors you may want to ask them what they have had good luck with.
I wish I had a bigger place. My little place has a fruit tree , grape or something growing everywhere I can except around the field lines.
02-07-2019 11:57 AM
SeaOx 230C
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Originally Posted by Wolfie#2 View Post
Not trying to diss anyone here, OK? Just my experiences and research.

Most fruit trees do not "require" 2 varieties to produce fruit. They just produce better with 2. Will get more fruit set. BUT, the 2 different trees also have to bloom @ the same time or it will not matter, no pollination will take place between them. Do some research on the subject and draw your own conclusion.

Experiment! I have spent Mucho $ planting trees that I had no chance of growing nor hopes of producing fruit but I still keep experimenting.

I think I have @ last count, close to 30 fruit trees on 2.5 acres. some small, some large. Some have produced early and prolifically and some have been in the ground for several years and have not even grown much. It's been a challenge for me! My goal is to be able to go into the "orchard" any day of the year and pick some kind of fruit off of some tree

Enjoy the challenge.

Correct


Needing 2 to cross pollinate and make fruit depends on the variety for sure. Some varieties of peach, plum, pear, apple are self -pollinators some are not.




For example I have two apples, a Granny Smith and an Anna Apple. The Granny Smith is some what self fertile, the Anna is not. The Granny Smith is listed as a good pollinator for the Anna as both are low chill hour and should bloom close to the same time.



The self-pollinators will make fruit with 1 tree but will make much more if cross pollinated with a different variety that blooms at the same time of year.


Those varieties that are not self fertile will not make fruit with out cross pollinating with a different variety. Some times even though you only have 1 these type will make some fruit if some one in the area has a tree that it can cross pollinate with.
02-05-2019 07:18 PM
Wolfie#2 Not trying to diss anyone here, OK? Just my experiences and research.

Most fruit trees do not "require" 2 varieties to produce fruit. They just produce better with 2. Will get more fruit set. BUT, the 2 different trees also have to bloom @ the same time or it will not matter, no pollination will take place between them. Do some research on the subject and draw your own conclusion.

Experiment! I have spent Mucho $ planting trees that I had no chance of growing nor hopes of producing fruit but I still keep experimenting.

I think I have @ last count, close to 30 fruit trees on 2.5 acres. some small, some large. Some have produced early and prolifically and some have been in the ground for several years and have not even grown much. It's been a challenge for me! My goal is to be able to go into the "orchard" any day of the year and pick some kind of fruit off of some tree

Enjoy the challenge.
02-05-2019 01:23 PM
fangard Make sure and go to the Master Gardener Fruit tree sales coming up. Pick the on that is closest to you. It will have all of the varietals that will grow in your area. I have an apple, fig, avocado, lemon, and orange. All have done well.
01-21-2019 11:25 AM
jm423 A point to add w/ Mudskippers excellent post: The trees need to be in an area where there is good air flow as well as full sun--helps dry dew/ rain etc. quickly, helps prevent a myriad of fungal diseases. As to pollinators, Methley plum seems to be almost a universal plum pollinator. Just about any two peach varieties that bloom at the same time will pollinate-watch for the chilling hour requirement. (i.e. a 200 hour peach will have bloomed and dropped before a 450 hour will budbreak.) Never heard of a seedless blackberry, wife runs them through colander and uses juice to make cobblers, etc. rather than listen to me grumble about seed under my bridge. I have best luck with Kiowa, Brison, and Brazos is the old standby. (All thorny -will reach out and touch you in passing!)
01-20-2019 07:18 PM
SeaOx 230C Matt has inspired me to give raspberries a try this year.
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