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Unexpected orchard 
24th-Jun-2010 07:42 am
bannakaffalatta, short
So, on closer examination, just about every tree in the backyard is some fruit-bearing variety. I went 'round and looked at them all yesterday evening, and this is what I think we've got:

Apricot (nearly ripe enough to pick and eat), apple, mystery fruit that looks kind of like a small green apple, mystery citrus (probably orange or lime), grapefruit, pear, persimmon, and lemon.

I'm going to need to learn how to prune fruit trees properly, though.
24th-Jun-2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
Sweet! I have no words of wisdom on the gardening front, but you want to consider learning how to make jam/jelly as I bet you'll have a lot of fruits to do it with. :)
24th-Jun-2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Yes, not all of the trees seem to be big producers, but the apricot and lemon trees in particular are bursting with fruit.
24th-Jun-2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, you sure lucked out. You will have lots of birds and raccoons competing with you for the fruit, but you can probably foil them much of the time.
24th-Jun-2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
We had an apple tree at the place we were renting before, and the birds got most of the fruit. I'm going to keep a careful eye on this apple tree, and be sure to pick the fruit quickly once it's ripe.
25th-Jun-2010 09:24 am (UTC)
You'll probably find each type of tree has a different pruning protocol... but I'm glad you're enjoying them. I had a friend move into a house with a terrific peach tree - but she didn't like peaches and didn't have the time to pick them.
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