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#3097416 - 12/27/12 10:39 AM General Info on Fruit Trees Needed
PcDeer
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First off I have extremely limited experience with planting fruit trees so I'm pretty dumb in this area. Secondly let me explain to you what I got going on. After turkey season I am having my land select cut except for about an acre across the creek from my food plot which I am having cleared off. I'm going to bring a dozer in push all the stumps up so I can use this area to plant some fruit trees. I guess I'm just looking for some tips on how to get the best results out of these trees and things you guys have learned over the years. Also I know from research it seems like there are a thousand different types of fruit trees, what are some of the best types to plant in this area? I've looked at different types of apple and pear trees but haven't really researched anything outside of that. And finally I was wondering if anyone could give me an estimate on about how many trees I should expect to put on this acre spot assuming I'm planting apple and pear trees? Sorry for the long post! I've been researching this stuff around the internet but figured you guys could give me a better answer. Thanks for any help yall can offer!
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#3097867 - 12/27/12 04:47 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: PcDeer]
diamond hunter
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They need 25' space omho and just buy a big variety.Keep the sprayed and watered,I use 5 gallon buckets with holes in them.
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#3098942 - 12/28/12 11:48 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: diamond hunter]
smstone22
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I dont have alot of time so Ill just say this. Call Century Farms Orchard and ask all of these questions to David. Just google it. He will give you the best advice you can get. Tell him your goals and situation. He willl tell you what you need and you can order from him. The trees will be better than most anything you are going to find in a TN nursery.
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#3098977 - 12/28/12 12:17 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: smstone22]
Hunter 257W
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Another good source for trees and info is http://www.wildlifegroup.com.

I bought their fruit tree package 2 years ago and follwed their directions exactly regarding spacing, fertilizer, tree protectors, etc. The results were exceptional compared to trees I had planted before by just sticking them in the ground and walking away. The Wildlife Group has a recommended planting layout on the website showing tree species and location.

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#3099632 - 12/28/12 09:27 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: Hunter 257W]
PcDeer
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Thanks guys! I will check with these two places as I get ready to buy my trees. I had googled some different places but wasn't sure about quality. I'll be sure to check with them both.
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#3099806 - 12/29/12 05:31 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: PcDeer]
Football Hunter
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Look up some of Steven Stones comments on apple trees,not all created equal
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#3099891 - 12/29/12 08:16 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: Football Hunter]
diamond hunter
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If you go to http://www.outreachoutdoors .com and click on doubletrees corner and the click on fruit trees there is all the info you will ever need on fruit trees.Also there are many many more topics on hinge cutting,food plots,tree planting,switchgrass and many other topics.A great site.
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#3099897 - 12/29/12 08:19 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: diamond hunter]
diamond hunter
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ok I just went there and you have to click on forums then doubletrees corner/land stewardship,then the topic you need.The information there will blow your mind!
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#3101252 - 12/30/12 10:07 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: diamond hunter]
8 POINTS OR BETTER
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I would look at disease resistant apple trees like Freedom, Enterprise, Liberty, Redfree, and Goldrush, on MM.111 and B.118 rootstock. For pears I like Moonglow, and Magness.
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#3102942 - 12/31/12 01:27 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: diamond hunter]
lpo1981
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
If you go to http://www.outreachoutdoors .com and click on doubletrees corner and the click on fruit trees there is all the info you will ever need on fruit trees.Also there are many many more topics on hinge cutting,food plots,tree planting,switchgrass and many other topics.A great site.


a lot of good information on this site!!!

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#3103397 - 12/31/12 06:47 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: lpo1981]
diamond hunter
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Its one of the best resources Ive seen regarding all types of QDM agriculture info.
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#3106797 - 01/02/13 09:04 PM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: diamond hunter]
PcDeer
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Once again thanks for all the info guys! I've been doing a lot of reading on these links yall provided and have learned a lot already, and think I have a pretty good idea about what I want to get. For you guys who have established fruit trees, how much would you say they benefit your overall management program? I have hunted as long as I can remember but really just got started in the last couple years trying to better manage my property. I can tell incredible benefits from my food plots and was just wondering how much benefit you guys see from your trees.
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#3110119 - 01/05/13 07:42 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: PcDeer]
diamond hunter
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I will say that I bought 12 pear trees last year that were 8-10 feet tall.Then I wrapped them with tubes to decrease the rubbing,the deer didnt care,they just ate all the leaves and most of the branches off.I planted another 30 this fall and used 2x4 wire to cage all of them.Used stakes to secure the cages.I will add that the tobacco sticks make terrible stakes,the deer just break them off at the ground.The best stake Ive found is 1/2" conduit,cut in half gives you a permanent,re-usable stake that will last forever.

Edited by diamond hunter (01/05/13 07:44 AM)
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#3114434 - 01/08/13 10:16 AM Re: General Info on Fruit Trees Needed [Re: smstone22]
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 Originally Posted By: smstone22
I dont have alot of time so Ill just say this. Call Century Farms Orchard and ask all of these questions to David. Just google it. He will give you the best advice you can get. Tell him your goals and situation. He willl tell you what you need and you can order from him. The trees will be better than most anything you are going to find in a TN nursery.


Steven is spot on with this guy. I just found him by mistake on the website after a person I met suggested a particular apple tree. Quick call back, lots of suggestions, and I have four more apple trees headed my way NOW. I previously was dealing with growers out of the north so my trees could not be planted until their thaw which really stressed me and my new trees when the late spring drought started up. Now I can get them in ahead of schedule and hopefully a better start in case of summer drought.

http://www.centuryfarmorchards.com
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