Something very unexpected happens the other day. I spotted little peaches starting to grow out of the little peach blossoms, which I wasn’t expecting to happen at all this year.
I have a three-year-old Kawanakajima (川中島白桃) peach tree, which I didn’t know (until a couple days ago) isn’t a self-pollinating fruit tree.
In order for the fruits to produce, it would have to pollinate with one or more, other peach trees, of a different kind.
Realizing this, I have to go purchase a second tree, soon. Well, there is a second option of buying peach flower pollen online but, personally, I prefer to just get a new tree, rather than having to maybe continuously repurchasing pollen every year (and they are not cheap).
Through many hours of research, the best matching tree that would produce the best peach is, Oodama Akatsuki (大玉あかつき).
Who knew that there were good matches and bad matches?!
I’m really excited to see what kind of fruit will come out this year.
Although I’m not expecting it to be the best this year, I’ll take this year as a learning experience for the next coming years. I will keep this updated.