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MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
We officially have our Orchard started! Two Honeycrisp apple trees, one Golden Delicious apple tree and two Peach trees. I can't wait for these to start fully producing in a few years. My wife makes peach jam, applesauce and apple pies that are so good they will make a hound dog howl!


  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,102 ✭✭✭✭✭
    you are getting set up

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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,472 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Any plans for Apple jack? :)
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  • MartelMartel Somewhere in PAPosts: 3,304 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm just outside spitting distance from a you-pick orchard.  It gets expensive during cherry, strawberry, and blueberry season.  I'll let them pick my apples and peaches, though.
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  • MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    Any plans for Apple jack? :)
    I am going to dabble in hard cider this year so I know that will be on the list. Might have to look into Apple Jack as well.

    We are also going to be planting blackberries, raspberries, red and white seedless grapes this week!
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 10,055 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Congratulations, Mike. Nothing nicer than growing your own food and a tree ripened peach is a beautiful thing,
  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,703 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That is one thing I miss about our old place. 
    5 apple trees that were about 40 years old, a cherry tree and tons of raspberry and blueberry plants.
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  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,601 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yea the trees are going to take a while but plant a few raspberry and blueberry plants now and next year your going to have a ton! I Planted 5 Raspberry plants last year and they did ok, but this year its like they are trying to take over the garden! Love vine ripe raspberries :)

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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice!  Good thing you had some heavy equipment to make the job easier, Mike!
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  • kswildcatkswildcat Posts: 1,496 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    Nice!  Good thing you had some heavy equipment to make the job easier, Mike!
    Good stuff. What I was thinking.  Not surprised you mentioned it..lol...

    Looking good Mikey.. That home will bring your family many yrs of joy.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep. Good on you, my friend. That's gonna be a nice looking place when the trees and stuff get grown.... 

    Not that it's not nice now. I didn't mean it that way...  :p
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