Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/560973
Title:
Backyard Fruit Production at Elevations 3500 to 6000 Feet
Author:
Young, Deborah; Call, Robert E; Kilby, Michael; DeGomez, Tom
Publisher:
College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Issue Date:
Mar-2015
Description:
Revised; Originally Published: 2000; 7 pp.
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/560973
Abstract:
The mid elevations (3,500 to 6,000 feet) in Arizona can be ideal for growing tree fruit. Site selection can make a pronounced effect on how well fruit will grow and produce. The warmer the site the greater the chance of success. Areas where cold air settles are a poor choice for tree fruit production. Variety selection is very important for good fruit production.February and March are the best months to plant bare root trees, although they can be planted anytime during the dormant season. Try to plant 30 days before bud break. Containerized plants are best planted in late September through early October. The open center pruning system allows for more sunlight to reach all the branches of the tree. Whereas the central leader is used with those trees that are less vigorous. Training trees when young is an important step in ensuring a strong scaffold system when bearing. Fruit thinning helps to control fruit size and consistent bearing. Proper fertilization, irrigation, and pest control will promote healthy productive trees.
Type:
text; Book
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
microclimate; apple; apricot; cherry; fig; nectarine; peach; Pear; persimmon; plum; pruning; training; fruit thinning; fertilization; irrigation; pest control
Series/Report no.:
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1162-2015

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Deborahen
dc.contributor.authorCall, Robert Een
dc.contributor.authorKilby, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorDeGomez, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-24T23:38:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-24T23:38:04Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/560973en
dc.descriptionRevised; Originally Published: 2000en
dc.description7 pp.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe mid elevations (3,500 to 6,000 feet) in Arizona can be ideal for growing tree fruit. Site selection can make a pronounced effect on how well fruit will grow and produce. The warmer the site the greater the chance of success. Areas where cold air settles are a poor choice for tree fruit production. Variety selection is very important for good fruit production.February and March are the best months to plant bare root trees, although they can be planted anytime during the dormant season. Try to plant 30 days before bud break. Containerized plants are best planted in late September through early October. The open center pruning system allows for more sunlight to reach all the branches of the tree. Whereas the central leader is used with those trees that are less vigorous. Training trees when young is an important step in ensuring a strong scaffold system when bearing. Fruit thinning helps to control fruit size and consistent bearing. Proper fertilization, irrigation, and pest control will promote healthy productive trees.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCollege of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service and Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin AZ1162-2015en
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectmicroclimateen
dc.subjectappleen
dc.subjectapricoten
dc.subjectcherryen
dc.subjectfigen
dc.subjectnectarineen
dc.subjectpeachen
dc.subjectPearen
dc.subjectpersimmonen
dc.subjectplumen
dc.subjectpruningen
dc.subjecttrainingen
dc.subjectfruit thinningen
dc.subjectfertilizationen
dc.subjectirrigationen
dc.subjectpest controlen
dc.titleBackyard Fruit Production at Elevations 3500 to 6000 Feeten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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