May 2015 pruning pictures (below) of 4 needy old apple trees brought back to life to produce fruit and be a beautiful addition to a homeowner's landscape design. 

Fruit and Grape Maintenance

Maintaining your fruit production takes resources, time and effort.  For those who do not necessarily have that amount of time, King Street Vineyards can help.  We provide an annual Service Agreement that takes care of everything from Spring pruning and keeping grape vine trenches clear of weeds, to annual fertilization and pest and disease spraying programs.

King Street Vineyard is proud to be associated with Steve Gatcomb, one of the regions top specialists in maintaining fruit trees and bushes.  Steve brings years of experience in collaboration with the Quigley's to provide both expertise in maximizing fruit production year after year but also in protecting the fruit from all of the predators, fungi and disease that seeks to ruin your annual fruit crops. By engaging in an KSV Annual Maintenance Agreement, we will do everything we can to preserve all of the rich fruit bounty you hope to harvest each and every year. 

Pruning

Pruning is a necessary step in fruit growing.    Proper pruning will help train your tree, vine or bush to the desired shape, help control growth and improve light penetration, increasing fruit quality and production.  A few minutes spent pruning and training your plantings early in their life will save many hours of corrective pruning later.


Spraying

Basically, your fruit will be tastier and healthier looking.  You see many creatures and nasty things wish to consume your fruit before you do.  Spraying will help control the diseases and insects that will want to rob you of your yield.  King Street Vineyards works closely with Steve Gatcomb of SBG Crop Services, one of the most capable and licensed fruit spraying practices in New Hampshire.  Steve uses the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This means monitoring for insect and disease pests and treating for only those pests present and only if they are present in sufficient numbers to be damaging.  Cultural controls are also employed to reduce pesticide applications.  All spray programs are tailored to your individual requirements.  Pest pressure varies by location and different growers desire different levels of control. 

To speak to someone at King Street Vineyards about restoring old fruit trees, pruning, spraying and maintenance services please Contact us today


Major Fruit Pests

Fruit                 Insects                                                                               Diseases

Apples                    Plum Curculio, Apple Maggot Fly                                                      Apples Scab

Berries                   Blueberry Fruit Fly Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)               Mummy Berry

Grapes                    Japanese Beetles, SWD                                                                          Powdery Mildew

Stone Fruit           Tarnished Plant Bug, Plum Curculio                                                 Brown Rot