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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Correction: Plum trees are also effected. See pictures.
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Found out the following with Neem oil spraying by observation: Sprayed onto existing foliage: Peach trees, Nectarines, & Almond trees start to loose their older leaves. New foliage starts to grow afterward. All other fruit trees seem to be thwarting the Japanese Beetles along with the...
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    Peach Spots

    I'll have to be careful to mix properly. Seems like I can spray the trees late fall after the leaves fall and after the fruit trees flower for the bees. Didn't say how long the oil stays on the leaves though. Any estimated guess ?
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    Peach Spots

    I guess we'll see if Neem is effective. An interesting article: http://www.primaryinfo.com/projects/neem-oil.htm Says effective on bacterial spot with tomatoes and peppers. Why not on anything else ????
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    Peach Spots

    I have 3 peach trees: Golden Jubilee, Elberta and Hale Haven. The later two have peaches the size of golf balls. Also they appear to have black dots on them. Is this another fungus or mold ?
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    That stuff has quite a unique smell ! Wow ! 1oz to 1 gallon of water with a few drops of liquid soap to dilute the oil into the water. Just sprayed onto some fruit trees (without fruit) a few days ago just in case it has a bad reaction. Today it is raining and can see the water beading...
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    Fig

    The over ripe figs are a great source of nectar/sugar source for many insects. Right now is dearth for honeybees and very limited sources of any pollens. They travel up to 3 miles in any direction for food. At least the insects know when the figs are ripe. I have two plants like yours and...
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Yea, just bought a gallon of the essential oil. $60.00 shipped on the bay. This should last me several years. I'll keep everyone posted on how it works with the fungus and beetles....Thanks for leading me in the right direction....
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Found an alternative to toxic chemicals: Neem Oil Spray concentrate. Kind of expensive per gallon, however goes a very long way, maybe even years. Can be sprayed on any foliage all season long and does not affect bees unless you get it on them. 100% Biodegradable and gets rid of hundreds of...
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Another thing: Any suggestions for a concentrate that will last about two dozen fruit trees ? Quantity & Quality is what I'm looking for. Not going to spray now, too late. Or should I say too early for Fall....I see the DomOil on the bay, however frown on the $28 shipping for 5 gallons...
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    Dormant Oil Spray

    Could anyone recommend some Dormant Oil Spray. Horticultural oil spray that will not affect my honeybees and will last awhile ?
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    Mystery Fruit Cocktail Trees

    A phone call to DirectGardening produced the following: More confusion ! With the plum grafts: 4 possibilities: Stanley, Superior, Methley, & Ozark plums. It depends on the pictures you find relating to that type. My first picture resembles an Ozark and the other could be a Superior...
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    Mystery Fruit Cocktail Trees

    The first picture, I believe represents a Green Gage plum. The 2nd one is still a mystery, however not sure of the flesh color yet. The skin on the 2nd picture will get a medium purple with light yellow pin sized spots on it.
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    Mystery Fruit Cocktail Trees

    Seen that. All they brag about is Peaches, Plums, Apricots and Nectarines, not what kinds.
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    Cant grow strawberries!!

    A few years ago, I had purchased some potted plant strawberries. 3 plants to be exact. One died, the 2nd one was dying and the third OK. I figured the remaining where going to die. Boy was I wrong. Decided to plant them out front of my porch and 3 years later, 25-30 pounds of...


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