Welcome to my website in which I record my activities growing Organic Fruit. I am seriously limited for space, so I have to be smart about what I grow. The best way to maximise yield in a given space is to grow tall plants, but I wanted as much variety as possible, so my more recent additions have been dwarf fruit trees.........................................John Ashworth 27th July 2015.
Latest Update 2nd October 2016.
This year I skipped spraying my stone-fruit with lime sulphur again, but perhaps because of our wet gloomy winter and early spring, the leaf curl attack was more intense than last year and up to half the tree's leaves were affected.
As usual I had been religiously spraying my fruit trees with aerated compost tea every month, but the impact was inadequate and although I expect to get a crop this year, it looks like it may well be diminished.
By removing effected leaves every three or four days, the attack has been held, but at this point, the new growth has not yet become dominant.
It looks like I may need to revert to using lime sulphur next year.
In spring the soil should be generously top dressed with home made compost and mulched with straw to maintain fertility.
Peaches benefit from careful pruning in summer to encourage the set and quality of fruit the following year.
Family Group: Rosaceae.
Garden bed type: Ring line irrigated bed.
Recommended soil pH: 6.0 - 7.0.
Plant Spacings (centres): 4m.
Pollination: Self Pollinated.
Good Companions: Hellebore, Tansy, Lavender, Strawberry.
Climate: Warm Temperate.
Geographic Hemisphere: Southern.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium.
also a good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Niacin and Potassium,
and a very good source of Vitamin C.