Lee2's Edible Backyard
About My Edible Backyard
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Lee2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3705 days 9hrs
Comments: - Love the taste of fresh apricots! Love the heart shaped leaves of the tree. Love that it is not fussy. Love that it is growing so well and bearing so much fruit this year.
Fruiting Months January
Height 3 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year
First Fruited: 6 Months from Purchase in Pot
Sun/Shade: Medium Sun
Water Given in: Spring
Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic lifter, Complete Fruit tree fertiliser
When I Fertilise: Spring
Pest Control: None. Almost daily inspection to prevent problems
I haven't pruned it yet and have been surprised by the amazing spring growth. But now the branches are bending down under the weight of scores of fruit. Being greedy, I thought I'd let it drop the excess fruit at its own discretion, but only a few have fallen. I will have to support the branches somehow for the next couple of months. Then I want to do a summer prune as I've heard winter pruning encourages fungal diseases. (Which is why I didn't prune it earlier)
Last year it had about thirty fruit, six months after planting, but this year it's loaded with them!
My question is: Should I thin out the fruit which is dotted along the whole length of the branches and causing them to hang horizontally? Then, when I summer-prune, how hard should I be?
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