Sunday, 25 May 2014

Just Peachy

Do you remember the Crimson Leaf Patio Peach Tree which I reviewed last year for Gardening Express? I was really pleased with it but wondered how it would over winter and whether it would look as good this year. I can tell you that I shouldn't have worried, this is it now, in my opinion, looking better than ever.


It's got beautiful, glossy leaves and looks stunning. But what's that I spy?


Lots of little peaches which seem to be growing well.


The branches were literally covered with tiny fruit but many have dropped off, still leaving a good number which are growing by the day. Hopefully, we'll be harvesting our own peaches this year.

I just wanted to show you how my tiny fig twig is getting on. It was A Bargain Fig which I bought from Morrisons for the princely sum of £2, and though it looked little better than a twig when I purchased it, it's now put on some growth and is looking very healthy indeed.


It may take a few years before I get any figs, but I'm happy that it's looking so healthy and growing well.

36 comments:

  1. One of my favourite fruits, I love peaches. How lovely to be able to pick your own.

    I remember you posting the fig....it is looking good.
    I passed a walled garden in the village last week.....figs were hanging over the wall, I thought of you :)

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    1. I really wasn't sure if the tree would produce fruit, it's so tiny, but I'm very hopeful now. I think it will be some time before my tiny fig tree produces fruit, but I'm really pleased with how well it's growing already.

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  2. Fantastic. Your fig too.

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    1. I'm thrilled that there's fruit, just keeping my fingers crossed now that I get to harvest some.

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  3. The peach tree looks fab! and the little tiny peaches look so cute (can't believe I'm saying a peach looks cute)

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    1. Ha ha, they do though, they're really furry. There's quite a bit of fruit on the tree so I hope they manage to hang on.

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  4. I remember that review! It's looking great, and you have fruits! :)

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    1. I'm so pleased with the tree, it's got beautiful leaves and it looks even better this year than it did last year. It's great as an ornamental, the fruit is the icing on the cake.

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  5. Love your little peach tree.. We have a fig tree given to us by hubby's brother. It was only little when we got it, the first year it just grew leaves and got a bit bigger. The 2nd year it started getting little figs which over wintered on the tree and this year it grew lots of figs. Most dropped off though including the ones that over wintered but we have 4 good sized figs and 2 smaller ones left so we are hoping to have our first taste of figs this year :o)

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    1. It's such a lovely little tree, I'm so pleased I got the chance to do a review on it. How exciting to get your first crop of figs, let's hope they grow well so that you get your first taste.

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  6. Oh how exciting! :)

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    1. It's very exciting. I just hope the fruit continues to grow and that I'm not left disappointed.

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  7. You are lucky, Jo. After the peach leaf curl problem we have had to virtually strip our trees both peach and nectarine. We did have a fruit on the nectarine but a slug or snail has eaten half of it. Good luck with a crop.

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    1. Those slugs have a lot to answer for. I've just been out in the garden and cleared both slugs and snails from my border, they're loving this wet weather. Such a shame about the peach leaf curl, I've kept my peach tree in the greenhouse up to now, but it's so small that it doesn't take up much space at all, which is just as well as my greenhouse is only tiny.

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    2. Ours will probably end up inside too one way or another

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    3. I think that may be the only way that you'll solve the peach leaf curl problem. It's a good job that you've got a good size greenhouse as I know your trees are larger than mine.

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  8. They're both looking good. I'm not keen on figs but do like peaches and are something that I'd like to grow. Flighty xx

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    1. I like both these trees for their ornamental qualitites as well as the fruit. I'm pleased that I've got a greenhouse, albeit a small one, as I'm sure it's helped my little peach tree so far, although it is winter hardy.

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  9. Those peaches look as though they'll be divine - I love how super furry they look when they're small!

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    1. They do look extra furry at the moment, it's fun watching them develop. I'm sure home grown peaches warmed by the sun will taste delicious, fingers crossed I get to find out.

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  10. I remember a huge fig tree in the garden of an elderly relative we used to love it when we visited at the right time! I hope your wee plant grows big enough to produce it looks to be growing well.

    The peach tree is a gorgeous looking plant and producing fruit what a great combination :)

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    1. What a lovely memory, it's things like this that stick in your mind. The peach tree is beautiful, wonderful for it's ornamental qualitites as well as being productive.

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  11. Thats really exciting, your very own peach. And the fig tree looks fab too.

    X x

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    1. It will be exciting if I manage to harvest some. It's looking good so far but you never can tell.

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  12. I have a "fig twig" that is much the same as yours. Any idea how long it is before we are likely to get any figs?

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    1. I really have no idea, though I would guess a few years at least. I like the plant as an ornamental though, the leaves are beautiful and glossy, but some fruit would be the icing on the cake.

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  13. Lovely, it's such a pretty peach tree. I've got some little peaches, but they're right in the football area so I don't have much hope of them surviving. I'm a huge fan of figs, I have to stop myself buying more whenever I see bargain ones.

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    1. It's such an unusual tree with it's beautiful crimson leaves, and it's looking even better this year than it did last year. Fingers crossed that the flying footballs miss your peaches, it would be a shame if they don't make it. I think fig trees are really beautiful, I love their glossy leaves.

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  14. Lovely progress with your peach and fig and I hope that
    makes up for your tomato growing problem. :)

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    1. There's always some things which do well and others which don't. It would be lovely to harvest some home grown peaches but I'm not counting my chickens quite yet, a lot can go wrong between now and then.

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  15. It is good to see that both trees are doing so well, you will have lots of fruit in years to come! xx

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    1. It can certainly be a waiting game with trees, they may not fruit for a few years, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. I'm surprised to see fruit on the peach tree already, it's such a tiny tree, a patio type, so it's doing really well.

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  16. They are both looking great, we dragged my peach tree out of the greenhouse yesterday. It is ready for some serious de cropping!

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    1. I'm really pleased how they're both doing. My peach tree is still in the greenhouse, it's only tiny so it doesn't take up much room. I think it will have to be moved outside once the tomatoes go in to their final positions though.

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  17. Oh wow, it looks like you are going to have a fab crop! My little peach tree has leaf curl, but still has fruit, I'm hoping they hang on in there! How well your fig is doing! What great results.xxx

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    1. I hope so, things are looking ok so far but you never know what could happen between now and then. I hope your peach tree manages to hang on to its crop too. I've managed to avoid leaf curl, I expect because I've kept the tree in the greenhouse, it's small enough not to take up too much room.

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