That’s what I thought you meant, but like Lois, I’m surprised that they eat the greens.
Makes sense- I had one bed of potatoes do very poorly and I think it was because I used very small seed potatoes.
Ouch- I really need to do something before next year. There isn’t too much fruit left (which is what I really care about), but it would still hurt. I’ve got more muscadines, hardy kiwis and a few apples yet to be picked.
If I had more space, I wouldn’t pack things so tight. I’d be nice to use 10’ tree spacings rather than 3 to 6’.
I’ve got a bunch of them, though many were added this past spring. Of the older ones, they seem to be similar to Japanese plums, except flowering with the earliest of them (like Satsuma). So late frosts are a big danger for them in the South. Also, some of them have pollination issues (Flavor King maybe?). I know from grocery store fruit and reports of others in the forum that Flavor Grenade is a very tasty one which also has decent set in non-CA conditions. Flavor Supreme has grown well, but hasn’t set any fruit for me in the last 2 years (plenty of flowers). Geo Pride is supposed to be good, though I haven’t heard as many reports on it’s adaptability. My GP and FG are a year younger and growing next to each other and both have grown pretty well. I’ll learn more about how they can do if we don’t get any late frosts next spring.
Maybe early bearing to avoid SWD?