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Making An Orchard [Apr. 8th, 2019|05:11 pm]
Tony Grist
We planted four fruit trees last year. One of them died- a damson- and I've replaced it with a pear tree which I understand should be hardier. Another pear is on order.
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[User Picture]From: springtimebunny
2019-04-08 07:17 pm (UTC)
Pear trees are lovely. And the fruit they bear are delish.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-08 07:26 pm (UTC)
I used not to like pears but recently I've acquired a taste for them.
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[User Picture]From: springtimebunny
2019-04-08 07:41 pm (UTC)
I prefer bananas over pears but bananas aren't easily grown in the north. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-09 07:39 am (UTC)
I loved bananas when I as a kid- eaten with jam and cream- but I've gone right off them now.
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[User Picture]From: springtimebunny
2019-04-09 11:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that sounds wonderful. Which is your favorite fruit?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-09 04:02 pm (UTC)
I've always liked plums. I'm picky about apples- they have to be crisp and tart or I'm not interested. I eat a lot of oranges.
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[User Picture]From: springtimebunny
2019-04-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
I'm the opposite. I do like cranberries, and apples... like the Gala apple. I hate Macs. :(
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2019-04-08 07:43 pm (UTC)
I grew up in a section of my hometown that I swear was once a fruit valley. My folks had (when we moved in) a peach tree, a pear tree, an apple tree, a plum tree and a cherry tree. Next door there were a couple of plum trees and a couple of cherry trees. I think every house on the block had at least one apple tree, I often have said that Johnny Appleseed must have passed this way.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-09 07:42 am (UTC)
We had a lot of fruit trees in the garden of my childhood home. We even had a section we called "the orchard"- with plum, apple and pear. Where we live now- the county of Kent- is a traditional fruit growing area.
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[User Picture]From: springtimebunny
2019-04-09 11:24 am (UTC)
Funny. :D Um, I wish we had fruit trees.. we do have crabapple trees somewhere near Victoria Street... but that's it. The rest are maple or oak.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-08 09:26 pm (UTC)
My pear tree grows in a hostile climate for a pear and produces fruit for us. So yes, they can be very hardy! And their blossoms are just gorgeous.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-09 07:45 am (UTC)
We have a lawn that has been totally wrecked by moles- and rather than reclaim it I'm gradually turning it into an orchard.
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