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tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 9:04 am    Post subject: Progress report cherries Reply with quote
    

Well, we finally have a harvest. The new netting got decimated by rabbits, badgers and muntjac so we had to add electric at the bottom. Despite this there have still been incursions and a limited amount of damage, although we haven't seen any birds in there.

I didn't realise our white cherries would be so early but this is how it's looking so far:



Ginkotree



Joined: 26 Jun 2008
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Location: south west wales
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 11 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Watching the ones on our tree, but so are the birds....and the sheep seemed to try and have a munch but put a stop to that straight away, theyre Mine.x

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think Merton Glory, Rainier and Vega are all well worth growing, especially as they ripen so early. I think they'll be all done by the weekend.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Progress report cherries Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:
The new netting got decimated by rabbits, badgers and muntjac so we had to add electric at the bottom.


And we were worried about the birds!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

They were letting the birds in, we had quite a lot of damage before we got it sorted

cassy



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I've been meaning to say for a while how much I'm enjoying reading your Progress Reports, even though many of the fruit and nuts will not be suitable for where we are.

Ta!

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Why thank you

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cassy wrote:
I've been meaning to say for a while how much I'm enjoying reading your Progress Reports, even though many of the fruit and nuts will not be suitable for where we are.

Ta!


Me too. So, for the sake of completeness, why do Merton Glory and Rainier go from 'fully ripe' on the 5th to just 'ripe' on the 7th? A change of coding scheme?


Peter.

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

P.S. According to Martin Crawford, Vega is supposed to ripen at the end of July:

https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/Catalogue201011.pdf (p. 11)


Peter.

Hairyloon



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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Almost overnight we've gone from a tree fully laden to a tree pretty much bare.
Where is that recipe for blackbird pie...

Blue Peter



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Hairyloon wrote:
Almost overnight we've gone from a tree fully laden to a tree pretty much bare.
Where is that recipe for blackbird pie...


What colour were the cherries?


Peter.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

My Merton Glory cherries are still little hard, green bullets.
Loads of 'em on the tree, mind you.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
Me too. So, for the sake of completeness, why do Merton Glory and Rainier go from 'fully ripe' on the 5th to just 'ripe' on the 7th? A change of coding scheme?




No idea! I go out at 06:00, come in, have breakfast, go to work, get to my desk around 10:00 and try to remember what I harvested and how it was.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Blue Peter wrote:
P.S. According to Martin Crawford, Vega is supposed to ripen at the end of July:

https://www.agroforestry.co.uk/Catalogue201011.pdf (p. 11)


As Judith illustrates there's a huge difference depending on location, we had bright sun all spring, so I guess we must be 2 weeks in advance of a normal season anyway.

There's a general trend towards earlier flowering (there was a paper on it last year) due to climate change, and as I've said previously Martin doesn't generate data he compiles it (except in a few limited areas like sweet chestnut and forest garden crops), so if the source data was wrong it'll carry on being wrong.

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
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Location: Milton Keynes
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 11 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tahir wrote:


No idea! I go out at 06:00, come in, have breakfast, go to work, get to my desk around 10:00 and try to remember what I harvested and how it was.


Yeah, well, some of us hang on yer every word, mate. So sort your act out, eh?


Peter.

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