Mini Orchard in August

August might just be one of the hottest month this year.  Especially with the heat wave we had just last week.  So far the mini orchard is doing well.

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I got 3 fruits off the this multi-grafted Asian pear tree.  Notice the trunk is painted white, this is to protect it from the harsh sun.  The tree is looking good and the trunk is getting thicker.

Once in a while, I’ll see white flies hiding under the leaves.  So I just shake them off or spray it water on them.  It seems to work OK.

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Best tasting, most sweetest and juiciest Asian pear I’ve ever tasted!

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It was a relief to see it had survived the winter without much protection.  Still waiting for this little guy to ripen up.  I’m thinking that won’t be until the end of the year.

As for the other trees, I was able to pick a few cherries back in May.  A few meaning 3 tart cherries after what the birds left for me.  The Parifanka pomegranate didn’t make to this year.    But the Wonderful pomegranate is starting to bush out more and I saw 1 fruit on it.  So I’m glad to have put the trees down before the water restriction started this year.  The lawn and garden is really feeling the drought.  And it doesn’t help the lawn that we rescued another dog.  She just loves to dig for gophers and chase lizards.  More on her on my next post.

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6 thoughts on “Mini Orchard in August

  1. You have quite a collection, I hope to put a few fruit trees in the ground this Fall. I bought 2 persimmon trees from VA temple on July 4th, and didn’t plant it yet since it has been so hot and I was afraid that I wouldn’t have time to care for them in the garden. I like the Asian Pear tree, painting the trunk white is very neat.

    • I love persimmons! I hope you were able to plant them now that the weather is cooler. Have you consider growing bamboo as well? I think a forest of bamboo would be so serene, just need a Panda bear and it would be perfect. But of course bamboo shoots are a good source of food too.

      • It’s nicer to work outside now but gets dark faster also. I would love to plant bamboo but Bo is afraid of how fast they spread.

  2. Today is daylight saving… I dread the time change! As it gets dark so fast. Btw, have you considered “clumping bamboo”? Our hasn’t really spread out much but is getting taller. I just added mulch to it and may need to post an update on it later.

    • The clumping bamboo would be nice, I have to check back with the temple to see how their clumping bamboo is doing. They planted it in a pot to see if it would survive the winter.

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