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tropical low chill peaches

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fruitlovermyles starts with ...
hi have bought what i imagine are two low chill peaches because it said tropical peaches on the label a San Pedro and a maravilha just want to know if anyone has these and what there opinion is on them?

thanks fruitlovermyles
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chittaway bay
31st October 2013 10:39pm
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phil@tyalgum says...
It seems like you must be a trend setter as no one else has responded. It will be interesting to see how your trees perform and we will look forward to some feedback.
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9th January 2014 9:40am
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gimme says...
http://www.actahort.org/books/513/513_52.htm

They sound like varieties worth growing. But I never see them for sale in nurseries
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9th January 2014 10:25am
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fruitlovermyles says...
hi phil the one thing i noticed about them being on a grafted root-stock ("Okinawa") mainly the first one i planted.I remember the trunk being pretty thin and has only been in the ground 2-3 months but now it has become quite thick.

i guess a comparsion would be half the size of a 5cent coin but now somewhere like a 10cent coin now.i have never seen that sought of growth before maybe because i started puting mycrorizal fungi on my trees roots before planting.
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14th January 2014 12:45am
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fruitlovermyles says...
hey gimme thanks for the link :) wow sounds like i got some really great varieties then.i wasn't even looking for them perse i was just in my local bunnings one day having a look in there plant area and there they were. the nursery who grew the trees is called yarrahapinni nursey.

wish my local nurseries stocked these kind of trees instead of selling high chill fruit they we don't have the chill hours for.
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14th January 2014 12:59am
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Russ3 says...
I got a Super Dwarf Sunset Peach beautiful red leaved and compact and a grafted Tropic Beauty, Not sure what rootstock is on either but both flowered and set fruit the first season I got them. I knocked the fruit off moving them around the side but hey I'm in Cairns and I did get fruit (just knocked all but one off, oops)I'll let you all know how the red one tastes if gets to ripen. It's a bit scary making that first cut to shape the big tree but it branched out nicely and flowered in just a few months
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16th January 2014 4:40pm
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fruitlovermyles says...
sounds great russ! i have never had home grown tree ripened stone fruit i don't even bother buying stone fruit organic or conventional both aren't left on the tree for long enough so there hard as rocks and tastless i am looking forward to some stone fruit with flavour! :)
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19th January 2014 1:26am
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Robert Darr says...
"Chuo Ume" no chill plum trees anyone know of them in australia
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Robert Darr
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23rd September 2016 8:51am
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brad16 says...
Robert Darr, I found an Australian wholesaler listing Prunus mume at http://www.plantmark.com.au/prunus-mume-40cm
I'd assume if there is a wholesale supply, there would be retail supply somewhere. Maybe ask them to recommend a retail supplier?
The fruit doesn't seem that interesting to me. Do you want them as root stock to try and reduce the chill hours of higher chill plums?
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26th September 2016 10:42am
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Mike Tr says...
Florda Prince doesn't actually need 100 chill hours and fruits in places with 0 hours. Tropic Snow is another low chill good type. Coastal areas north of 20 latitude make even these types struggle.
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sandy31 says...
hi all
I am in Sydney NSW and get 500 chill hours
I have Super Dwarf Sunset Peach ™-Red Leaf Peach and in in ground from last 5 Years. Its in full sun Very healthy, vigorous and growing good. It get plenty of water when required and i feed it every month a small handful of quality fruit fertilizer.
As mention in Tips on your web site , i always do that too..

Tips and tricks for growing Super Dwarf Sunset Peach.

Pull or strip leaves off trees around the third week in May to early June to promote dormancy and strong flower bud development for large fruit and then apply a good Copper fungicide (Not Copper Sulphate as this will cause damage to bark and buds).This application is for the control of Curly Leaf fungal disease. Apply Copper once more in 2 weeks, 3 weeks in colder climates.



Every year when it broke dormancy it smothers in beautiful pink doubble blossom , how ever never had a decent fruit set. All i get is Max 2 peaches a year.
This is year i only got 2 Peaches, they both are VERY BIG and exceptional quality ( pic Attached, egg is for size ref )
My garden is Bee friendly and has many bee attracting plants and shrubs. Also fruit trees next to it ( Gulf gold Plum and Angel low chill peach ) they all get a heavy fruit set. so i am not concerned about pollination or pollinators.



I do administer Winter dormancy spray ,when tree is dormant, with LIME SULFUR once every year but only when its dormant and not when in bud break or bloom.

can you please advise why i may have a poor fruit set despite plethora of blooms ?
If this continues then i may have to pull out the tree and try something else as 2 peaches a year doesn't worth the effort for whole year
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4th December 2017 2:50pm
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