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zephian

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Wind + pluots
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:00:55 PM »
We got heavy wind yesterday and I lost 3/4th of my plots :(
Is there something I can do to prevent that or is this just a random occurance? I also lost some branches on my persimmon and plot trees. Very abnormal wind yesterday :(
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Re: Wind + pluots
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 10:57:15 PM »
plant some wind break trees  can help with evaporation too less watering

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Re: Wind + pluots
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 01:50:19 AM »
I lost 99% + of my Pluots and other stone fruit last year. Put them in the ground. The trees will hold onto fruit better assuming your current trees are in pots. If in the ground, is the tree mature or recently planted? Well branched? Is theee anything to break the wind including larger branches?

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Re: Wind + pluots
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 01:12:17 PM »
It's in the ground, I believe it's the second on third year producing. I think it was just a freak wind incident. I've only dropped one since that day. Last year I had about a dozen fruits on it, none dropped.
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Re: Wind + pluots
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 12:22:40 AM »
Some survived, I've never actually had a pluot 'til today. They were soft, and I don't know the variety.
They're good, not great. Am I not letting them ripen enough?



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Re: Wind + pluots
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 04:31:09 AM »
Not sure

When I pick mine they are firm but yielding with nice color, good plum like texture and full of flavor. Splash is my favorite. Waiting for other Pluto’s to ripen this year. My stone fruit are all late this year (compared to last year which was my first year with them)
Fantastic flavor from what I recall.

K

 

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