Peach Harvest times

POW held a workshop on Budding last Sunday 21st February. We couldn’t do the budding as promised as the rootstock used for the budding hadn’t grown enough. It was a good learning point – to get your saplings to grow, they need a full day’s sun, water, and keep a watch on them getting rootbound and re-pot them. Anyway Richard, POW’s resident heritage fruit orchardist, is well practiced, and had a sapling suitable to do the budding. The plan is to run a grafting workshop in winter, and then another budding workshop next year.

Here’s some information Richard has collected about the fruit harvesting time for some of the varieties he is growing.

Variety COLOUR (yellow/white) STONE (freestone/clingstone) 2008/2009 2009/2010
ORION Y F 20/11 – 8/12
SPRINGCREST Y F 4/12 – 20/12 7/12 – 20/12
LE VAINQUER W F 11/12 – 24/12
CROYDON ANZAC W F 14/12 – 10/01
FLORDARED W F 20/12 – 6/1
FLAVORCREST Y F 29/12 – 3/02
SUNNYSIDE Y F 1/01 – 8/01 26/12 – 5/1
CORONET Y F 4/01 – 14/01
REDGLOBE Y F 11/1 – 18/1 8/1 – 23/1
SMITH W F 12/1 – 12/2
RED NOONAN W F 16/1 – 5/2
BLACKBURN ELBERTA Y F 23/1 – 4/2 7/1 – 12/1
J.H.HALE Y F 24/1 – 10/2
FANTASIA (NEC) Y F 26/1 – 24/2
FRAGAR W C 28/1-3/2 22/1 –
MONROE Y F 31/1 – 3/2
GOLDEN GEM Y F 17/2 – 22/2
SUMMERSET Y F 8/3 – 17/3
GOLDEN QUEEN Y C 13/3 – 22/3
O’HENRY Y F 18/3 – 10/4