Presentation on theme: "Backyard Tree Fruit. Tree Fruit: The Gardeners Challenge! Frost susceptible Pollination requirement High pest pressure –Insects, fungi, bacteria, and."— Presentation transcript:
Backyard Tree Fruit
Tree Fruit: The Gardeners Challenge! Frost susceptible Pollination requirement High pest pressure –Insects, fungi, bacteria, and weeds High maintenance requirement –training –pruning –thinning –mulch & fertilizer
Site Requirements Full sun –Photosynthesis, fruit color –Quick drying of rain/dew = less disease Soil: well-drained, loamy, pH 6.5 Good air drainage, movement –frost & disease avoidance
A wide variety of apples can be grown in Georgia, including store-bought varieties
Apple VarietiesZoneUsesPollination Code Anna5Early, dessert, red blushA Dorsett Golden5Early, dessert, yellowA Jerserymac1,2,3Fresh, sauce and piesB Redgold1,2,3DessertB Priscilla1,2,3Sub-acid dessertC Mollies Delicious3,4Fresh, sauce and piesB Ozark Gold1,2,3Dessert, yellowC Red Delicious1,2,3,4Sweet, fresh, or saladsB Golden Delicious1,2,3,4Sub-acid, yellow, all purposeC Stayman1,2,3Tart, all purposeC-sterile Yates1,2,3,4Small, subacid, mellow, juicyB Granny Smith1,2,3,4Yellow green, all purposeC Jonagold (C) and Mutzu (B) are also pollen sterile
PEARS European- No Hybrid- Yes Asian- Some Types For Georgia?