First Crop

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In 1994 we had a small crop on the first planting. This is a rather important point in farming because the IRS will not allow any deductions for tree cost until they bear fruit. We added poles and trellis wires to help support the trees. If you tie down the tree branches you get better production because the tree doesn't try to grow as much wood to counter the force of the wind.

© James S. Gibbons 1987-2015