|Hollywood Plum after 1 season of growth. 10.18.14|
The Hollywood Plum was from cutting late winter this year, so one season of growth. Pretty good. Some of the others were eaten by deer. I know they need protection but someone else left the gate open :-).
This was one of the better cuttings. It did not need any pruning. I planted it in the location of the dead Satsuma plum. That might not be wise, but my tree autopsy suggested the problem was, the tree was root bound in its original container, and I had failed to correct that.
It's useless planting a little plum tree without protection, so I protected it.
The peach seedlings were volunteers. I think they are from one of the genetic dwarf trees. They have short internodes, so I think that is correct. I dug them out, bare-rooted them - easy - and replanted in potting soil in containers. Rationale - leaf curl disease is carried by rain during the winter. If I keep them in the garage, I may be able to avoid that frustrating problem. Depending on how they grow, I could either see what the peaches are like, or use them as a rootstock and graft scion from the other genetic dwarf peaches. The plan - keep them out of the rain until dormant, then place them in a shed along with containerized fig trees, for the winter. That may also have the advantage of delayed bloom.
|Roots of Hollywood Plum, one season after starting cutting. 10.18.14|
|Transplanted Hollywood Plum. 10.18.14|
|Protected from rabbits, voles, deer. 10.18.14|
|Peach seedlings and Price Grape Cutting. 10.18.14|
|Replanted peaches. 10.18.14|
|Pruned grape cutting. 10.18.14|
|Replanted grape. 10.18.14|