3542Re: [pfaf] Re: 5 acre meadow planted with fruituing and nutting trees
- Jan 3, 2009I would love to see a scientific explanation for that. It seems highly unlikely. I have both almonds and peaches growing next to each other and there seems to be no effect on the flavor of the almonds and certainly no bitterness.
Here in California there is extensive study of almonds and no such pollenizer effect has been noted. In fact a European study has shown that pollenizers do not seem to affect almond flavor:
--- On Tue, 12/30/08, Jim <cromlech108@...> wrote:
> From: Jim <cromlech108@...>
> Subject: [pfaf] Re: 5 acre meadow planted with fruituing and nutting trees
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 4:39 PM
> I have just removed the almonds - read in the The Ultimate
> Fruit and
> Nut Guide (Exploring Woodland) by Susanna Lyle that cross
> fertilisation between almonds and peachs can make for
> bitter almonds!
> Dunno what it does for the peaches.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve <permalove@...>
> > Hi Jim
> > I felt similarly to Rich about the grid arrangement.
> Not just from
> the point
> > of view of aesthetics, but also that spreading out
> your similar
> varieties (I
> > see peach, almond, almond, nectarine, apricot in close
> may help
> > prevent pests which target one genus. or family.
> > Perhaps a north-south oriented cross with your
> chestnuts as the
> points of
> > the compass, then the alternating mid-points (NE, SE,
> SW, NW) could
> be your
> > peaches and almonds...this could give you a nice
> circular feature.
> > Or use your oaks and hawthornes as part of a
> windbreak.. In the end
> > hard to get an idea from a white sheet.. is there a
> involved? perhaps
> > towards the "v. wet" spot?
> > I'm envious of your 5 acres..
> > Peace,
> > Steve.
> > --
> > "Look beyond complexion and see community.."
> > Maya Angelou
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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