Saturday, September 15, 2018

Laying out an orchard

I laid out part of an orchard today.  The rows are 20 feet apart and the flags are 6 feet within the row.  That is about 360 trees to the acre.  A commercial orchard would run over 1000 trees/acre, typically planting 4' within the row and as tight row-to-row as their mowing equipment allows.

Then I sprayed glyphosate to kill the grass to prepare for early April planting.

1 comment:

  1. Yesterday I drove past an orchard near Hanford Washington, the trees were shaped and trained on "Y" shaped supports allowing sunlight into what would have been the center of the trees. Some one was thinking.


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