My small fruit tree orchard


#1042

I just got a rare Scottish variety of red flesh apple, one Bloody Ploughman apple tree… :grin:

Apple ‘Bloody Ploughman’

This is an old variety from Carse of Gowrie where a ploughman was shot by a gamekeeper for stealing apples and this apple arose from one of the pips. It is a very distinctive red and ribbed apple. The flesh is stained pink when very ripe and has a crisp and juicy, light taste. It’s season of use is from September to November. Flowering Group 2.

Apple-Bloody-Ploughman-S


#1043

Nice one! :+1:t2:


#1044

Thank’s! It’s very beautifull and it seems they taste great! :+1:


#1045

Luis, when do we graft. At the marche today there were fruit trees for sale and berries too. From kiwi, to pomegranate, to apples, cherries and peaches. No apricots though. Do we graft in February? If so I will need the scion wood by then. Thank you so much!


#1046

Hi! Well i don’t know… i don’t graft. Better to hask some one who know it…
When you nead just tell me.


#1047

Just wait for the rootstock to wake up from dormancy. I would say mid March for Uzes would be ok. If you plan to graft apricots be careful about late frosts. -5C will kill most of the non dormant buds. If your rootstocks are in ground I would start a bit later just because of that.


#1048

Thank you my friend! :+1:


#1049

I think February is a good time (the first week).


#1050

It doesn’t get that cold here. 56-58 F today!


#1051

The trees are in flower by then. Too late!


#1052

That looks like a pink fleshed calville blanc!


#1053

It’s great isn’t it? Very beautifull! :grin:


#1054

Some of our bacon avocados… :blush:


#1055

I’m very impressed with my tea plants Camellia Sinensis var. assemica, because we got more than two weeks of frost and cold temp and they are very well, like nothing is going on… :+1:


#1056

My pitaya cutting S8 starting to sprout :grin:


#1057

This time of year?


#1058

Bacon avocado should be picked on March but with this big frosts i have to harvest now to save them, but i let some on tree on more protected spots.