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- Diospyros kaki 'Fuyu' Buy a Fuyu Persimmon Tree and produce non-stringent, sweet, flat shape orange fruits. Eat when firm and crunchy or allow fruits to ripen soft, sweeter, and like juicy jelly inside. Fuyu persimmons are the most popular. Tre...
- Malus domestica 'gala' The Gala Apple tree is beautiful and very popular for its snack size fruits that area a crisp, firm texture with sweet, juicy, and delicious flavor. The skin is red striped over a light yellow. Gala Apples are eaten fres...
- Prunus saliciana The Golden Plum tree produces a very delicious, yellow, medium sized plum with sweet and juicy flesh that is golden in color.
- Malus domestica 'granny smith' The Granny Smith Apple tree produces the popular tart green fruits used in apple pies, apple sauce, and of course, caramel apples. Eat fresh, died, and use to cook and bake.
- The Green Gage Plum tree produces a very tasty, smaller green fruit that is sweet and juicy when ripe. The yellow-green fruit has a rich plum-honey flavor. Great for canning, desserts or preserves. Freestone. Ripens in e...
- Diospyros kaki The Hachiya Persimmon tree produces large size, heart shaped fruits with deep orange color skin. This is the most popular astringent persimmon. Harvest when firm, store indoors and eat when soft, juicy, and ripe. The flesh...
- Persea americana 'Hass' The Hass Avocado is the #1 most popular Avocado in California because it is self-fruitful and has a long fruiting season. The fruit has dark green-colored, bumpy skin which becomes a dark purplish-black when ripe.
- Ziziphus jujuba 'Lang' The Lang Jujube tree produces small, pear-shaped fruit with reddish-brown skin. The flesh is white, sweet and delicious. Eat fresh, while firm a bit juicy or allow to dry, wrinkle, and become chewy. The Jujube is also know...
- Ziziphus jujuba 'Li' The Li Jujube are round shaped, small fruits with reddish-brown color skin. Eat fresh when firm, or allow to dry, wrinkle, and become chewy like a date. Jujube is also known as the "Annab" or the "Chinese date". Harvest in...
- Excellent yellow flesh peach for mild Winter climates. Very sweet and juicy with an amazingly delicious flavor. Red over yellow skin, freestone with firm flesh. Ripens late May to early June. 200 hours. Self-fruitful. This...
- The Minnie Royal is a red sweet cherry tree that produces fruit in the mild Winter climates of Southern California. Since much less cold weather is needed to produce Minnie Royal, the tree is good in many areas of Los Ange...
- The Pakistan/Afghanistan Red Mulberry tree produces uniquely long (3-4 inch) fruit with an incredible flavor. It is very juicy, sweet and delicious when ripe. Trees are vigorous and grow large, providing lots of shade. Har...
- Prunus persica var. nucipersica A great quality nectarine with red skin and yellow flesh. Great tasting with a balanced sugar and sour flavor. An easy to grow freestone nectarine tree. A popular variety for mild Winter climates. The fruits ripen in the l...
Plant Care Information
How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate
Newly planted trees should be watered regularly to establish well. The frequency of irrigation and quantity of water mainly depends on the season of the year, soil type, and size/age of the tree.
Frequency to water
Discontinue watering in the Winter while the tree is dormant.
Begin to water weekly as the tree breaks bud and leafs out in the Spring.
Increase the frequency of water to twice per week in the Spring.
Water 2-3 times per week during the hot Summer months.
Reduce irrigation frequency to 1-2 times per week in the Fall.
Stop watering your tree in the Winter while it is dormant.
You may need to water sandy soils more frequently but less quantity because of sand’s lower water holding capacity.
Water Duration – Quantity of water
Drip System – 30- 60 minutes
Sprinkler – 15 – 25 minutes
PVC Bubbler – 5 – 7 minutes
Hose – Flood the trees watering well until the soil surrounding the tree’s roots reaches field capacity.
Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition
Fruit trees and edible plants need nutrients to grow. This is called fertilizer and it comes in different forms. Use organic manure, bone meal, blood meal, and humus based fertilizers. Apply fertilizers like manure along with a bone meal, humus based phosphorus fertilizer (1-2-2) NPK ratio in the late Winter, right before spring growth. Reapply with organic high nitrogen (2-1-1) or fertilizers with a 1-1-1 NPK as directed by the label during the Spring and Summer growing season. Do not fertilize in the Fall, new growth at this time will be thin, lanky, and weak.
Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning
Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excess fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. If the plant provides an overly large quantity of fruits for that branch, reduce the quantity of fruit so that what remains grows larger. This will also prevent broken limbs. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.
Harvesting and Pest Management
The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.
Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.