What can we collect?
In this respect, September is one of the richest months. If the temperatures are still high, we recommend proceeding in the morning or in the evening, especially for the more delicate fruits; from 15 onwards it is possible to proceed at any time of the day. In many cases the ripening will be scaled and therefore will intervene on the single trees with regular intervals of 3-5 days. Hailstorms and heavy rains are still possible: we keep the protective nets. We resume work at least one day after the last rain and we eliminate or promptly consume the fruits that are damaged.
The most significant crops include: summer and autumn apple and pear trees, early olives, late peaches, plums, figs, hazelnuts, persimmons, early oranges, chestnuts.
General processing, pruning, grafting
The commitment of routine maintenance of the plots continues: if they are grassed, at least one monthly cut must be carried out by uniformly distributing the breakdown. Crops such as the olive tree or the hazel tree require free, but clean and permeable soil: let's make sure that the surface has not compacted and in case we perform a milling.
In the southern regions and on the coasts it is the moment of veraison of the citrus fruits: if we want we can intervene with specific growth regulating hormones: the harvest will be more scalable and conservable.
It is a good time to prepare the plots for new plants: let's not just create the holes, but we work the whole area well in advance and incorporate abundant mature manure.
Maintenance, aging and training pruning can be carried out: the plants will have until spring to recover. We work on stone fruit, cherry, actinidia and also on citrus fruits.
Sleeping bud grafts are successful on stone fruit and pome fruit.