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#3235203 - 04/29/13 09:31 PM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: Football Hunter]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
1 apple and 1 pear probably wont work,need pollinators.
I got kiefer pears.they are suppose to not need a pollinator.

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#3235275 - 04/30/13 12:13 AM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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make sure u caged them or the deer will eat them
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#3235309 - 04/30/13 05:54 AM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: LA man]
rem270
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Thanks for all the info guys.. I will read it all again before i decide to plant. Hope to within the next few weekends and will definately cage them.
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#3235761 - 04/30/13 04:55 PM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: rem270]
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Cheapest way I've found to cage them, buy a roll of 4 ft. Welded wire at co op about 40 bucks and 2 rebar fence stakes per tree about 1 buck piece. Cut wire in 5 ft lengths, bend wire so it makes round cage and drive stakes thru cage to hold in ground. About 6.00 per tree
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#3235807 - 04/30/13 06:22 PM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
Hunter 257W
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If the trees are 25 miles away you probably won't water them enough through the inevitable drought we always have. To fix that problem, I highly recommend this stuff around the roots when you plant.

http://www.moisturemizer.com/

I've planted several big bunches of trees and then walked away with no watering beyond the 1st couple weekends. The vast majority of them died until I found out about this Moisture Mizer stuff. You just mix about a tablespoon full of it with the dirt around the roots of each tree and it absorbs an enormous amount of water and holds it between rains for the tree to use.

I havne't lost hardly any trees at all since using it.

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#3236558 - 05/01/13 06:28 PM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: Hunter 257W]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
If the trees are 25 miles away you probably won't water them enough through the inevitable drought we always have. To fix that problem, I highly recommend this stuff around the roots when you plant.

http://www.moisturemizer.com/

I've planted several big bunches of trees and then walked away with no watering beyond the 1st couple weekends. The vast majority of them died until I found out about this Moisture Mizer stuff. You just mix about a tablespoon full of it with the dirt around the roots of each tree and it absorbs an enormous amount of water and holds it between rains for the tree to use.

I havne't lost hardly any trees at all since using it.


I have read other threads of people who use this stuff. I havent used it yet, but definitely would like to try it.

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#3236576 - 05/01/13 06:43 PM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: TS_13]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Fall planting will save a lot of worrying thru a summer drought.
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#3236919 - 05/02/13 07:34 AM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
smstone22
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
Fall planting will save a lot of worrying thru a summer drought.

Yep. Ive never watered and never lost a tree to drought. Course I have clay soil though and have probably planted every tree over the Fall and Winter mostly with the latest probably being March.
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#3238065 - 05/03/13 11:59 AM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: TS_13]
Jarred525
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Registered: 10/16/07
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Loc: Giles Tennessee

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 Originally Posted By: TS_13
 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
If the trees are 25 miles away you probably won't water them enough through the inevitable drought we always have. To fix that problem, I highly recommend this stuff around the roots when you plant.

http://www.moisturemizer.com/

I've planted several big bunches of trees and then walked away with no watering beyond the 1st couple weekends. The vast majority of them died until I found out about this Moisture Mizer stuff. You just mix about a tablespoon full of it with the dirt around the roots of each tree and it absorbs an enormous amount of water and holds it between rains for the tree to use.

I havne't lost hardly any trees at all since using it.


I have read other threads of people who use this stuff. I havent used it yet, but definitely would like to try it.


I can vouch for this stuff as well.

Also, I like tree tubes on my trees. I see a huge difference in the growth rate. They also make the tubes solid at the bottom which makes it easy to roundup around the trees with no worries of getting roundup on the tree leaves.

That is another major thing. Keeo the grass killed around the tree. Helps preserve moisture.

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#3239202 - 05/05/13 06:45 AM Re: Apple and Pear trees [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
Coach B
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I'll agree with the post above about fall planting. I've planted close to 20 apple or pear trees over the last 5 or 6 years and have not lost a single one when planted in the fall.
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