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PostSubject: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:13 pm

Tropical Nectarine Sundowner.. Its been flowering for many weeks
I think that I got a pic just in time as the blossoms are almost gone.. Very Happy



Now to keep the Fruit Fly away.. club club
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:30 pm

Lovely MA . Up here some people put a Can with the hole made a bit larger [ soft drink can] in their fruit trees to catch fruit fly . In the can they put water ,1 inch or so in the bottom and 1/2 a teaspoonfull of vegemite, mix it around till disolved. the fruit fly go in and end up drowned , they do the same thing with stale beer [without water added]
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:50 pm

Thanks Gwen I have that recipe and other organic ones,
Even the one with p in it can I say that gasp and none work..

Tessa gave me the name of a product from Bunnings it's made by the ECO company and is biological warfare it has a pheromone attractant that attracts the actual female she will eat the bait and once she does, she will become infected with spinosad this will make her feel full and she will eventually die of starvation.. I have looked there and found a product from ECO but all it does is attract the male not the female, next time I go I will ask, that is if they know what I am talking about... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:48 pm

I think they are worth growing for the flowers alone.

Mine little tropical peach doesn't look like it survived winter... no sign of flowers or leaf buds at all Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:36 pm

I agree Gail.. That's why we moved it they are such pretty flowers, its planted against the chook yard fence now so the girls will enjoy any or I should say all of the fruit if the fruit fly gets it .. winky-winky
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:48 pm

Plenty of Fruit on the Nectarine tree now and its getting softer some are marked probably by the birds and I wont know till I cut one open if there are any Fruit Fly maggots in them Ack

They look good though.. banana banana



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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:39 pm

They look delicious, MA. ...we have a nectarine tree which bears the lovely white fruit...the bats and fruit fly beat us each year.
I now enjoy the tree purely for the blossom............each year the bats strip that tree in one night...it is amazing...we get up the next day to nary a sign of fruit. OMG
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:40 pm

I am lucky I have had a taste Fay, one year I had to give them away to neighbours we had so many that was the only year I covered the tree with a huge net curtain my lovely neighbour gave me..

Every other year they go to the chooks so I also only grow them for the pretty blossoms now..
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:
Thanks Gwen I have that recipe and other organic ones,
Even the one with p in it can I say that gasp and none work..

Tessa gave me the name of a product from Bunnings it's made by the ECO company and is biological warfare it has a pheromone attractant that attracts the actual female she will eat the bait and once she does, she will become infected with spinosad this will make her feel full and she will eventually die of starvation.. I have looked there and found a product from ECO but all it does is attract the male not the female, next time I go I will ask, that is if they know what I am talking about... scratch

Eco naturalure. I haven't seen it at Bunnings but the bigger nurseries should have it. If not you can order it from Green Harvest.
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:10 pm

Thanks.. Its too late now and all those lovely looking fruit were full of fruit fly, maybe next year.. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:51 am

Such a pity MA they were one of my favourite stone fruits ,my Mother grew hem , she had a peach tree and had grafted on 3 different peach and a nectarine . She also had pear and apple trees grafted with 3 varieties of different pears and apples , it was a bit of a hobby with her.She had great success with all her graftings.
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:01 am

I shall have to remember that product for next year...then again..the bats will eat the lovely fruit. I must admit, this year I think the possum got to eat some..which is great...I love my possums.
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PostSubject: Re: Blossoms Of The Tropical Nectarine Sundowner   Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:35 am

Yes it was Gwen, but to be expected.. We have even given up on the tomatoes this warm weather as they copped the fruit fly too, only Spring Onions in the veggie garden at present though its too hot for them, they will survive the insects don't know about the heat though.. club

Fay I think I will give that Eco deterrent a miss next year after all, we have decided to just have a pretty blossom tree..
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