With Lady Magnon away for a while 'Grandson-taming', I was obliged to offer her St Valentine's Day present by Emailed photo. It's a Peach Tree, which I've now planted up in the new orchard.
I really know nothing about Peach tree varieties, so it was simply a matter of looking at each picture on the labels, and deciding which one looked the most delicious.
The one I finally chose was called 'Robin', and is a white fleshed, self-fertile, variety. Unfortunately that is the extent of my information. Even Wiki offered no more.
Because Peaches are early flowering, they can be tricky. One needs to plant quite a few trees, and just hope that at least one or two survive any late frosts. I've just counted our trees; we have ELEVEN (even I'm amazed).
As you might have guessed; I'm very fond of Peaches!
Very nice too - we had some heritage varieties when we lived in the north but none down here - have to rely on buying them from the orchard - not the same as picking them from your own trees.ReplyDelete
Most of mine are from pips that I've planted. They all have fruits, and some have been wonderful.Delete
We have two apricot, supposedly bred for this country but we've only had more than the odd one once in about 6 years. Lets hope the weather is right for your peaches this year.ReplyDelete
Even here we don't grow apricots. They are very early flowering, and usually get caught by frost.Delete
The there is nothing better than a ripe peachReplyDelete
Halved, stoned and a knob of butter and a teaspoon of sugar popped into the cavity - roasted for ten minutes - oh I can't bear it any longer - I am desperate for summer to arrive so that I can have one.ReplyDelete
God that sounds good!Delete
My preference is warm from the tree, eaten with the juice running down my chin.Delete
Amazing! I'd love to grow some here but I know that I'm in a bit of a frost pocket so the chances of getting any are remote. I might plant a few so on the odd year where it misses the frost we'd get some. I might also plant some cordon apricots in the big greenhouse (when I get round to putting it up) as they'd take up little space and I love apricots.ReplyDelete
I managed to harvest some peaches from a greenhouse at the house I was working at last year. Are your eleven trees all different types?
They're mostly yellow fleshed Peaches. Some are smooth skinned, others furry. I have quite a good selection.Delete
We planted a peach a couple of years ago. it is suppose to be bred for "up north" of you. I don't hold out too much hope, but we had to give it a bit of a go. It is quite near to the house, so if it does flower and there is a frost, I shall rush pout with some sheeting.ReplyDelete
What a lovely and creative Valentine's Day gift for yourself (oh, excuse me, for your wife lol).ReplyDelete
Shhhh, don't say that. She might read this!Delete
In August I travel three counties north and east to buy peaches from Ashtabula County, along the Lake Erie shore. On the way home I eat one or two warm, ripe peaches. A lot of juice dribbling involved.ReplyDelete
I planted a patio peach last year in a container but I think our garden is too exposed - not warm enough, it doesn't look as healthy as yours. Hope Lady M likes her/your present.ReplyDelete
I like peaches.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely Valentine's gift and a lasting one at that!ReplyDelete