Q. Do you have a rough timeline of peach production for different varieties. I would like to go out to the orchard to try some of the different types you have out there so I can decide what I want to plant next spring. Do they keep track of what they pick and have to sell at the stand so I can know? When are pluots generally ready for harvest? Is there a source or another newsletter for the orchard of what is producing and ready for purchase? Also, will you or someone be organizing a bare root order again this fall?
A. There is a great timeline for most fruit tree varieties which can be found on Dave Wilson Nursery website at http://www.davewilson.com/homegrown/promotion/chart.html
|Dave Wilson bare root fruit trees arriving|
at the Orchard in North Las Vegas
We have matched our production dates at the Orchard in North Las Vegas with those on this chart and they are usually within two to three weeks of these production dates. You will find on this chart many varieties of peaches, apricots, plums and many other fruit tree varieties and when they produce their fruit. Download it, it is a pdf file and you can enlarge it to see it better.
There is no flier or newsletter notifying you when fruit is ready at the orchard.
As far as whether the orchard will be carrying bare root fruit trees it is best to contact the Master Gardener helpline, 702-257-5555, and find out. If they are putting in an order for fruit trees it will be in September so don’t wait until December to order. It will be too late.