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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2015, 01:39:43 AM »
A pic of my Florda Prince in full flower at the moment. This is its third season and the fruit is just magnificent, really sweet and very juicy.. almost like eating a mango. The tree started to flower in autumn and it has held its fruit over our sub tropic winter.


Sorry about the side on pic. It was up the right way when I posted it

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 01:44:22 AM by Slicko »

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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2015, 09:50:04 AM »
Slicko,

I have a Floridaprince too, and it is a great peach! I have a young tree and it set 3 dozen fruits which I thinned down to a dozen. And when they started to ripen in April the birds got every one of them :( But I was able to get a few bites of of some of the peaches and they were very good. And they will only get better as the tree matures, so I am very psyched!

I did flash tape as a bird repellent, and it did nothing. I will definitely have to use aviary netting in the spring.

I wants me some more peaches! :)
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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2015, 11:20:27 PM »
G'day Starch,
Last year we had a couple of dozen peaches off the florda prince and they were just the best! Over here we have a range of pests that want to share the fruit with us, birds, possums, the family dog and the Queensland fruit fly which lays its eggs in the fruit and it's maggots ruin the fruit. The only way of dealing with them is to either bag the fruit individually or net the entire tree. The pic shows my net canopy with its sides up (for pollination purposes).

I hope the pic comes up the right way this time.

Mick

Sorry about the pic! Does anyone know how to fix this?

« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 11:24:44 PM by Slicko »

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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2015, 08:15:41 AM »
Slicko, one of the easiest, intuitive yet powerful image viewer and editor is a freebie called IrfanViewer.  Been using it for decades, would not touch Photoshop and such.  http://www.irfanview.com/

Hit Open, click on file to load into the program, Image, Vertical Flip and then save.  Easy peasy......



<Rotate Right> option



Nice canopy btw.  ;)



« Last Edit: August 11, 2015, 08:19:31 AM by Mark in Texas »

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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2015, 09:26:38 AM »
Slicko, That is a nice net! I will be doing something similar. Sorry to hear about your pests (same problems, different continent :) ), but glad you are dealing with them. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2015, 03:22:48 PM »
We've got some great BC peaches right now that could give you a run for your money from the Okanagan Valley
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« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2015, 03:25:40 PM »
We've got some great BC peaches right now that could give you a run for your money from the Okanagan Valley

And just how great are they?

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Re: You can't touch this!
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2015, 03:33:24 PM »
Sounds like the setup to a joke --

These peaches are so great.
How great are they?
They are so great, that ...

:)
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