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dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 10:22 am    Post subject: how is your fruit coming along?  Reply with quote    

my bramble has set more fruit than last year and all being well is preparing for a bumper crop

thank you bees

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8407
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Best I've had for blueberries.
All the currants (black,red,white & goosegogs) are still to young to produce a good crop.
Apples are set fairly well but I wouldn't say they are overloaded.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44270
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Loads of plums, a few apricots, better than last year but not klike normal, loads of pears and mulberries, plenty of apples. Haven't checked either nut field yet.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Raspberries are already cropping well (earlies) and the Autumn fruiters are looking plump

EV

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

apples are really poor - despite constant news that it was a warm spring - it wasnt that warm here - lots of blossom but before the insects, so most didnt set

Pears look ok. plums ok ish

Picking lots of loganberries and raspberries already

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
Posts: 4205
Location: SE London
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pears ok, apples poor, Morello cherries threatening to pull branches off the tree, blackberries looking like it's going to be a good crop.

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 19023
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Two of my apple trees dodnt bother blossoming. Soft fruits looking good.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3221
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Plums, japanese plums, cross breed plums, mirabelles, damsons . . loads of plums, must clear out the freezer ready for the winter pie supply. A lot of new plums and pears fruiting for the first time that I'm looking forward to.

Always a thousand times more apples that we can eat here - there'll be very few left on the low bushes if Bella carries on teaching the young puppies how to grab an apple whilst running by at full speed. For the first time we won't have many Kidd's Orange Red apples, so I'll have to think again about what to use for the apple juice supplies.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44270
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

robkb wrote:
Morello cherries threatening to pull branches off the tree


My morellos look pretty damn poor, loads of die back sparsely leafed, no idea what's up with them. Hardly any cherries on them either.

If you end up with too many just gis a shout, I'll be happy to nick some off you, it's our favourite jam

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
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Location: SE London
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
If you end up with too many just gis a shout, I'll be happy to nick some off you, it's our favourite jam


That's a big if, my neighbour's already been eyeing them up over the fence

Dunno why that one tree does so well, it was 5 from Lidl and I've never given it any TLC beyond sometimes remembering to prune it. It's not even staked.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just keep us in mind I'm sure we could trade summat or other

evie2



Joined: 29 May 2010
Posts: 2156
Location: Here
PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apple tree loaded, both plums have good crops, the damson trees have their best crop yet, even the old pear tree is showing promise. The 3 white currents are this year planting so I'm not sure what to expect but they all have a few bunches on them.

tai haku



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 472

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 14 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

medlar looking quite heavily laden, a few of the other fruit trees bearing their first crops, disappointing total failure from the apricot.

in terms of soft fruit, logans and rasps going well - alpine strawberries going like trains!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44270
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 14 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cherry harvest started Saturday with Napoleon Biggareau, but the net has blinking holes in it and someone appears to be coming in and turning the banger off so plenty of damage

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 2346
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 14 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Apples - very heavy crop with little June drop
Pears very good.
Apricot - 1 fruit left on tree !
Tayberries and raspberries - picking loads.
Red currant - 9+lb from one bush other currants ripening nicely
Kiwi fruit swelling up earlier than previous years.

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