Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

Can you grow an apple tree from a seed?

This is a very common question in the fruit growing world. The answer is very simple—yes (they’re called seedlings)—but in fact the more interesting question is, will a seedling apple tree bear edible fruit? This is much harder to answer—it’s...
6 step plan for beating Codling moth

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

Grubs in apples are scary and revolting – particularly if you only find half a grub, right? Apart from the visceral disgust of biting into an apple and finding that something beat you to it and is already living inside, it also downgrades the quality of the...
Taming the monster

Taming the monster

Moving into a new property with existing fruit trees can be very exciting, with the promise of ready-made fruit harvests outside the back door without having to plant trees and wait years for them to mature. The reality is often quite different, as it often turns out...
How long is your fruit season?

How long is your fruit season?

One of the questions we were asked recently is “how long can you stretch out your fruit season by planting the right varieties?” Great question! A long season is something we’re constantly testing and aiming for, as it’s one of the best tools...

How to Make Pink Lady Apples Pink

Do you grow Pink Lady apples? Ever wondered why sometimes they’re a gorgeous dark pink colour… Beautiful dark pink Pink Lady apples … and sometimes they’re pale? These two examples are both from the same trees at our farm (in different years)....