Hello all, new member here. Was thinking of installing some plum and cherry trees this fall and was wondering if this spray routine would be suitable to ensure the long living of my fruit trees,
I was thinking about spraying copper, serenade, and a baking powder dish soap fungicide once every three weeks alternatively, obviously not all mixed together but each one independently once every three weeks. I was even going to spray during the dormant season, I’ve read that copper can build up in the soil so I was hoping this was ok?
also wondering if the plums need to be sprayed at all
also wondering if there was any pest concerns were available for the south and if there was an organic alternative available
I have a few J plums including Lavina grafted last year. From the pics, Lavina has almost the same yellow color as Shiro. It has a seam that Shiro does not. I think most of my J plum will be toasted again this year.
E plums bloom later so far, buds are still quite dormant. I may get some fruit this year for the first time. J plums may have fewer disease issues but what’s the point if they get wiped out annually
bought the organic copper and organic dormant spray but only ever used the copper once and that was 4 years ago
however i did apply neem oil to the base of most of my trees and have seen minimal peach tree borer damage for years even after just one application so that may be worth doing
i just used the fruit bags to get a few peaches even though the bugs laid eggs ontop of the bags and some/most of the peaches were affected, havent seen a single plum develop besides my candy heart pluerry which has set a few fruit
my recomendation is that u just purchase your peaches and plums from the farmers market, we cant grow them on the east coast without a ton of pesticides atleast in my area
my tangos peach tree in a pot on the driveways however did set quite a bit of fruit which stayed small and cute. and even though the bugs tried to get to them they were simply unnafected
looking back in hindsight i have grown quite a few things and can say that figs/blueberries and strawberries are worth growing among other garden favorites like watermelons and tomatoes and other annuals etc
my texas hardy pomegranate in a pot has done well too
if u want the tangos( yellow donut peach)
u can take from me if u want , in a pot currently but wouldnt mind letting go to a good home, just message me and ill send u my address so u can pick up, anyways good luck
white mulberry tree has a ton of fruit developing this year too, but gets wiped out most years by late frost just like the plum trees which bloom early