The Orchard (July Update)



Hey Folks.

I figured I’d give another update on “the orchard” 🙂 When I last posted about the orchard at the end of April, I described the struggle I’d been having simply getting my trees to produce fruit. But, at the same time, I was also hopeful that this would a successful year.

Well… so far things are looking really good. The winter moth caterpillars weren’t too difficult to deal with and the scourge of late spring, also known as the gypsy moth caterpillar, did not invade my trees this year.

All of my apple trees and both of my peach trees have lots of fruit on them right now. I think I need to start watering them a bit more though as they seem to be dropping fruit onto the ground now that the weather has gotten much hotter and the rainfall has stopped quite a bit.

Peach Tree #1 – Early peaches


Peach Tree #2 – later in the season peaches


Golden Delicious Tree


Gala or Cortland (I can’t remember but will know when the apples get a bit larger)


Gala or Cortland (I can’t remember but will know when the apples get a bit larger)


Red Delicious




Granny Smith (only 2nd year in the orchard. Still young and no fruits)


Anyway… things are looking up this year ! Let’s hope the nice weather and lack of insects continues !

-Joe G.