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914-907-0246

King Garden Designs, Inc. can be reached at 914-907-0246 and Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design practice located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.

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Fruit FAQ

King Garden Designs, Inc. | 914-907-0246
Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com

King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design practice located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.

Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ

Fruit Tree Pruning - How To Prune Your Fruit Trees And Espalier

Charles King Sadler of King Garden Designs offers professional expert fruit tree pruning and orchard care in the greater Hudson valley region. Garden Design Westchester County, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Proper pruning brings out a plants intrinsic beauty, fostering plant health while reducing risk of storm damage. We supply all your pruning needs.

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Fruit Tree Prune: Crab Apple, Apple, Pear, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Plum, Quince, Blueberry Bush

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Fruit FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fruit Trees

How long until my new tree bears fruit?

When you plant your fruit tree it will be about 1-2 years old.  Following is a list of how long it will take for your tree to bear fruit after it is transplanted.  Berries yield fruit more quickly.

  https://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/how-many-years

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Why isn't my fruit tree bearing fruit?

If you are concerned about your new fruit trees and a lack of harvest there may be some issues to address.  First, as shown above, a fruit tree may just need maturity before it provides fruit.  Some take several years before yielding anything.  Next, it is important to have pollinators nearby.  Some trees can self pollinate, but many fruit trees need each other.  Also, pruning your fruit trees properly aids in providing the most fruit for your tree. Finally, proper soil and climate are important when selecting your fruit tree so that it thrives.

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Six Months Of Harvest in the Northeast

Spring and Early Summer
Once the winter starts to creep away and spring settles into the Northeast the first berry you will harvest is the Strawberry.  It's timing depends on the weather.  Some years too much rain postpones the harvest to early June while warmer springs help the berry arrive sooner in May.

Next comes the Cherry which makes its appearance in June and lasts a couple of weeks. 

Mid-Summer
Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberries are harvested in July and may last through August.
 
Late Summer and Fall
Stone fruits show up next with harvests of plums and peaches and are followed shortly by pears and apples. Apple picking is in full swing around September and is a sign that Fall is on its way.  
 

 

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Pruning Consultation and Assessment: Beginning at $190

Plus travel expenses beyond our 20 mile radius
  (Suggested 1 Hour Meeting)
We provide an ISA Certified Arborist property plant health and safety assessment.

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Do my trees need to be sprayed for pests and disease? 

One way to be sure about best pesticide practices and disease information is to contact your local county horticulture center. They tend to have growing guides for your region and can identify plants and diseases.

 

8 Common Fruit Tree Issues & Organic Disease Control

Sooty Blotch/Flyspeck

Affects: apple trees, pear trees

Description: Grayish-black soot-like splotches and/or tiny black specks. Sooty blotch usually shows up in late summer or fall, and is encouraged by normal temperature ranges combined with high humidity. Blotch and flyspeck are not rots; they appear only on the fruit’s surface.

Treatment: Mix one ounce of bleach with one gallon of water and apply by soaking a rag in the solution and wiping the fruit. (Note: this may shorten the keeping ability of the fruit.) Alternatively, you can scrub the surface of the fruit using just water and a little elbow grease. It may not get the skin perfectly spotless, but it cleans off most of the sooty blotch and flyspeck chemical-free!

Bitter Rot

Affects: apple trees, pear trees, cherry trees

Description: Not at all uncommon during hot, humid weather. Concentric rings of spores form on the fruit, leading to a foul-smelling rot. The V-shaped sunken spots usually penetrate to the fruit’s core.

Treatment: Bonide® Copper Fungicide or a sulfur-based spray. Remove diseased fruit from branches and prune off any cankers found in tree limbs. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Black Rot

Affects: apple trees, pear trees

Description:  Black rot is a particular problem in the Southeastern states. Leaves will display a target-like leaf spot; as the season progresses, dark rot will become visible on the fruit bottom in rings, which eventually turn the fruit completely black.

Treatment: Bonide® Copper Fungicide. Prune out dead wood and remove fallen debris under trees. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Scab

Affects: apple trees, peach trees

Description:  Black, scab-like spots on both fruit and foliage. Cool, wet weather provide prime conditions for scab. If you spot scab, it must be treated throughout the season to prevent crop failure. Choosing a scab-resistant variety is the best prevention.

Treatment: Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray, Serenade® Garden Disease Control (for Apple, Cherry, and Walnut trees) or sulfur spray. Rake and destroy fallen leaves to reduce the amount of disease that will carry over to the next year. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Brown Rot

Affects: apricot trees, cherry trees, peach trees, plum trees, nectarine trees

Description: Brown rot infects stone fruit blossoms, stems and fruit. During summers with higher-than-average rainfall, young fruit that is damaged by insect chewing will develop this condition.

Treatment: Bonide® Citrus, Fruit & Nut Orchard Spray or copper spray. Remove and/or prune infected tissues and areas on trees. Remove and discard any mummified fruit. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Gummosis

Affects: peach trees, nectarine trees, plum trees

Description: Gummosis causes lesions or “sores” with a thick, oozing orange gelatin-like resin on the trunk, limbs and/or twigs. Young branches may be killed if the condition is allowed to advance.

Treatment: Prune away dead wood and water during dry spells to reduce stress on the tree. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Peach Leaf Curl

Affects: peach trees, nectarine trees

Description: Peach leaf curl presents itself in cool weather, affecting the leaves and shoots of new leaves. Look for red spots about two weeks after leaves emerge, then white spores will appear. Leaves will yellow and fall off, and new leaves will emerge. This does not mean the tree is now healthy. For successful control, apply fungicide in early spring before bud swell and/or starting in the late fall after leaves have dropped. Applying fungicide after symptoms appear in leaves will not be effective.

Treatment: Bonide® Copper Fungicide. Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Cherry Leaf Spot

Affects: cherry trees

Description: Sometimes called “shot hole”. Yellow, irregular-shaped spots appear near the top of fruit with a light gray mold on the lower leaf surface. The disease will survive winter and reappear, so remove all leaves in the fall. The University of Nebraska recommends a fungicide treatment at petal fall, shuck fall and again two weeks later.

Treatment: Bonide® Copper Fungicide or Serenade® Garden Disease Control (for Apple, Cherry, and Walnut trees). Contact local county horticultural extension for further advice.

Source: https://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/article/fruit-tree-care-organic-disease-control

Tom Spellman talks about the main points of Backyard Orchard Culture. Topics include managing tree size, successive ripening fruits, dealing with poor draining soil, mulching and more. https://youtu.be/ZV2kr50K7Is