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To: carriage_hill
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To answer your question from yesterday. It was 15 acres, 900 semi dwarf Jonathan, Cortland, Red D and Golden D. 500 in the front 400 in the back. 12 sprays a year beginning with oil and some hot pesticides I had to get a license to use. The A-Hole who sold it to me didn't tell me it had shepherd's crook, AKA fire blight, AKA terminal tree cancer, and by the time I had the county extension come diagnose it it was too late. I tried to prune it all out but it infected the whole orchard in little over 5 years. I bought the property for the house and acres, the orchard basically free.

27 posted on 04/23/2013 3:42:18 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (The amount of ammo you need is determined after the gunfight.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

On the up side, apple wood is good for smoking meat.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 3:56:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Too bad; beautiful spread. I had 10ac of mixed orchards, and pulled it all after 10yrs, rather than having to deal with disease, insects, chemicals, labor and gov’t a-holes. Put it back into productive, money-making crops, with the rest of the 200ac.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 3:57:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (No one can go back and make a new start, but anyone can start from now, and make a new ending.)
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