If you have access to dirt in Fresno and don’t have some sort of fruit tree planted, then you’re a piece of shit.
You live in the most grow-ready soil in the world and you have no fruit? Shame. Shame. Shame.
I have a peach tree. I also have a grapefruit tree but nevermind that now.
I need help with this peach tree. And I’m relying on the knowledge of Fresno, THE GREATEST AG CITY IN THE WHOLE FUCKING WORLD, to help me.
I may have too many peaches. The Internet says I need to thin it out. And that’s what I’m doing. It feels like this is going to work. But every year I try things that I “feel are going to work” and I screw it up.
I did nothing but buy the house at the right time and inherit the tree during peach season. It was perfect. Lots of gorgeous tasty peaches and all the right size.
I pruned back the branches in February and ended up getting big peaches but not even enough to even fill a Save Mart grocery bag.
I pruned back half the branches. I got a ton of peaches but they were small and kind of lame. Only good for tossing at school children passing by.
That’s this year. I left the old tree alone and there are a grip (I’m trying to bring back “grip” as a unit of measurement) of peaches. Too many. I suspect I will get another batch of throwing size peaches. So I’m thinning in hopes this will help. And I’ll be watering more. IN A VERY RESPONSIBLE WAY, CITY OF FRESNO, if you’re reading this.
I think I need a “peach tree guy”. I just wish I knew a Masumoto:
Now about that grapefruit tree…
Is a grapefruit still good if it’s been hanging on the tree for a couple of years? Dammit. Now I gotta get a “grapefruit guy”.