...the one most important thing to do when you own fruit
Pruning examples of a few before and after pictures of old apple trees brought back to life to produce a robust crop of fruit for this home owner while adding a beautiful eatable landscape to their 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.
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.
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 certified crop services, licensed in New Hampshire for spraying fruit for disease and aggressive insects. We use the IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach 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.
Major Fruit Insect and Disease
(the more prevalent but not to be fooled, there are more)
Fruit Insect Disease
Apples Plum Curculio, Apple Maggot Fly Apples Scab
Berries Blueberry Fruit Fly Mummy Berry
Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)
Grape Berry Moth
Grapes Japanese Beetles Black rot
Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) Powdery Mildew
Stone Fruit Tarnished Plant Bug Brown Rot
Plum Curculio Powdery Mildew