What's happening now on the farm?
We started thinning the fruit this year on April 1st.
Here is the same tree - before .
and after thinning
Most plums & pluots have reached pea-size, so we think we can count on them to reach harvest. The crop set looks good at this point, although there is some fruit on the ground from the winds we had today (April 8)
These pheromone strips give off a scent that male
Oriental fruit moths detect and it prevents them from finding female moths, thus stopping their reproductive cycle. It is a very effective control tool that is
completely safe for beneficial insects .
We recently finished hanging them in the trees.
The fruit has started sizing nicely with the warmer weather.
This is a Red Roy nectarine.