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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:59 pm 
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sue55 wrote:
Nelly, Guildford Garden Centre has sold out for this year but are advertising that you can pre order for 2016, plenty of time to dig a hole.

:laughing :laughing I had just discovered this and have put in a pre order, so hopefully he can have one for his birthday next year! Thanks for the heads up!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:36 pm 
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I just purchased one from Hargraves in Dural, price was good and freight good, I couldn't.resist :nuts they.sound so.good.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:28 pm 
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The tree turned up today :nuts , fast service now to plant out but will have to wait until Friday, I hope it doesn't dry out to much in the meantime.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:22 am 
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How exciting!! I'm a nectarine girl through and through, but I am tempted by this peach...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:38 pm 
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:biggrin: :biggrin: i put an order in for one next season and Guildford nursery rang me today to say they have one spare that someone never picked up! So I just have to collect it and it is mine!! What great luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:39 pm 
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OH I am so pleased for you nels!! he will be happy too.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:04 pm 
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HE already has a hole dug and prepared and that was when I didn't think I could get one till next year! :laughing :laughing

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Picked up mine today (Canberra to Sydney trip - He needed to collect a metal guillotine!) Hole is dug but too dark to plant tonite.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:59 am 
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Planted mine today- thick frost, frozen hands, not fun! Felt very sorry for tree watering it in! But it is such an exciting hopeful thing planing a tree! Can't wait to taste :-)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:39 pm 
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My sister had picked mine up from the Nursery but I have to get to Perth to get it off her. Probably this week or next.

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Just out of interest, how long will you guys have to wait until the tree produces some fruit? In the UK, peaches take an age to get going as its not quite warm enough, so they have to be mollycoddled on a south facing wall, and even when mature the crops are quite light, whereas in Portugal I know trees which are groaning with fruit at 8 years of age, which apparently fruited in their 2nd or 3rd year (just a few).


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:09 pm 
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The ones we have are all grafted and mostly bought bare rooted. They generally start to bear fruit after one or two years, but don't have a decent crop till they have been in the ground 3 or 4. They vary a lot though. (I am in South West WA so one of the cooler areas - but nowhere near as cold as the UK).

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peaches fruit on second year wood, mine is planted also, will be a race to see who gets the first fruit. I pruned mine back a fair bit to make it easier on the roots to support the top growth.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:52 am 
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Mine has been hard pruned to a vase and the remaining branches tied and weighted to encourage it to 'droop'. These trees would be expected to grow to about 3 metres which will be too high for our orchard. I won't let mine bear fruit until the 2nd year.

We will need to start a cooking with chicken and peaches thread.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:57 am 
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We get thick frosts and very hot summers so pretty tough conditions - I would expect the same as Nelly G - real fruit in year 3-4. I am a bit worried about where I have planted as it was quite a heavy clay but it is a bit further down the slope of a hill so hopefull will get a bit more protection from the westerly winds and a bit more moisture. Will cross fingers it goes well- it says it is a hardy tree so I am hoping this means really tough!


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