Our Orchard Chronicles

We have been working for more than a year for developing a fruit-tree orchard in Sacramento County, California. This post is for keeping records/logs of all the events that are happening in our orchard journey.

We will be mostly following BYOC…All these trees will be planted in hedge rows on the border of the property.

  • Two hedge rows, spacing between rows: 5 feet, spacing between trees on row: 6 feet, diamond shape row plan.

  • Trees will be planted on raised berms.

  • Soil Type: San Joaquin Silt Loam Series soil (203/204) - Hardpan 28-54 inches

  • Total trees planned: 180

Timeline:

  • March 2021 - backhoe soil test

  • April 2021 - trees ordered from Dave Wilson

  • July - October 2021 - deep ripping, compost application, soil preparation, berm/mound creation

  • February 6, 2022 - eighteen varieties of trees planted (total 171)

  • Feb 14, 2022 - dormant spray (copper fungicide, horticultural oil)

List of trees (number of trees in parentheses):

Nectarines:

  • Arctic Sweet, rootstock: Nemaguard (9)
  • Honeylicious, rootstock: Lovell (9)
  • Arctic Pride, rootstock: Nemaguard (9)

Nectaplum:

  • Spice Zee Nectaplum, rootstock: Lovell (10)

Pluots:

  • Flavor King, rootstock: Citation (10)
  • Flavor Queen, rootstock: Citation (9)
  • Flavor Fall, rootstock: Citation (10)
  • Dapple Dandy, rootstock: Myro 29c (9)

Aprium:

  • Leah Cot, rootstock: Citation (10)
  • Cot N Candy, rootstock: Citation (10)

Apple:

  • Buckeye Gala, rootstock: Apple (9)
  • Granny Smith, rootstock: Apple (9)

Persimmon:

  • Fuyu, rootstock: D. Lotus (9)

Pluerry:

  • Sweet Treat, rootstock: Citation (10)

Cherry:

  • Rainier, rootstock: Mazzard (10)
  • Lapins, rootstock: Mazzard (10)

Fig:

  • Panache (10)

Pomegranate:

  • Parfianka (9)
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Sounds like you have been busy - excuse my ignorance but is northern Sacramento County in California, yes?

@inspireranch

Welcome to the forum!

Yes, sorry about the confusion…we are in northern California.

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thank you…learning a lot from this forum…going through all the other posts…

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Bud swelling and flowers…

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Welcome to the forum!

Thank you, @Poncho65 … Learning a lot from all …

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