I went to the Orchard this morning hoping to pick up a leftover barefoot tree or three from the big order last week. I scored big!! John hooked me up with: 1 apple, Fuji Red; 1 Nectarine, Arctic Star; 5 Peaches, Fairtime, Florida Prince, Babcock, O’henry, & Early Treat; and 3 Pluots, Splash, Dapple Dandy, & Flavor Grenade. Now I got to figure out where to put them in the layout of my Orchard!
Plum 9′ Apricot 9′ Pluot 9′ Apple 12′ I L
o Emerald Beauty o Gold Kist o Splash o Fuji I O E
o Santa Rosa o Royal Rosa o Dapple Dandy o Cripps Pink I C A
o Flavor King o Blenhem oArctic Star o Red Fuji I K S
Aprium Peach————–Nectartine I T
oFlavor Grenade o Flavor Delight o Mid Pride o Einshemer I W
o Fairtime o Arctic Star I A
o Early Treat o Florida Prince I L
o O’Henry o Babcock I L
This is what I’m thinking right now, but that could change by morning. One of the factors I’m thinking about is that block wall on the East end, it is 7′ tall and has 2 30′ pine trees behind the apples and the nectarines. Is that going to cut back the morning sun to much? and the shade from the other trees to the west going to cut down the afternoon sun to much? or is the combination of the two factors going moderate the brutal summer conditions here in Las Vegas just right? Lastly I wonder how that Einshemer bareroot apple over at Lowes would work out? hmmmmmmm.