Name that tree – round two

The last post solicited one vote for apple or pear for Tree number one (with a slight bias towards pear) and a ‘possibly American plum’ for Tree number two.

We have 9 blueberry bushes that are trying to grow.  Last year maybe I got three handfuls of berries from all 9 bushes combined.  Clearly they need a bit of loving care.  Even this year, not all of them have bloomed.  We started to mulch some douglas fir branches that will be used on the blueberries, once they have been weeded.  As you can see from the three photos below, they are still small bushes, overgrown with grass.

In these photos, you will see some surveyor tape tied to branches.  Last year I went through the orchard and tried to mark anything that might be fruit or berries (or something purposefully planted.)  Given the ‘weed trees’ (madrone, live oak, tanoak, manzanita) and overgrown grass and brush, I wanted to identify plants to keep and pamper in the orchard clean-up.  Of course I didn’t find everything.  The caretaker found a tiny marked wolfberry while weeding this winter near the greengage plum (also still had its marker), and last week I found what I believe is another fig tree trying to survive and re-sprout from its roots.

For the two mystery trees today, I think the first may be a plum because it has boring bark and lightly scalloped leaves.  I’m not sure though.  The second mystery tree I think might be peach or nectarine rootstock because of the long, narrow leaves.  Would love to hear more thoughts from people who know!  My guesses are just based on weak internet research.

Tree 3 (in the ‘name that tree’ series)

Tree 4

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4 Responses to Name that tree – round two

  1. Gordon says:

    3 looks like a plum to me, and 4 I’m guessing peach

  2. MikeH says:

    Tree 4 has dead material. The new growth is from the base. If there’s a graft union and the new growth is from below, it’s rootstock. It looks like apricot or peach rootstock. If it is, y

  3. MikeH says:

    Whoops. If it is, you could keep it and stool it to get more rootstock.

  4. Mike, thanks for your input. Almost all of the trees are rootstock. Apparently goats were locked in the orchard at some point prior to our purchase of the place. We are hoping to salvage the rootstock and graft production varieties on top.

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