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)....
Burnt Batlow Orchards

Burnt Batlow Orchards

On a recent trip to visit one of our Grow Great Fruit members, we came home via Batlow in NSW, one of the many towns that was devastated in this summer’s bushfires. We chose Batlow because it’s one of the most famous apple growing areas in Australia, and...
Does fruit love rain?

Does fruit love rain?

As a fruit grower, lying in bed listening to rain on the roof can bring up a wide range of emotions, from joy to despair! In our typical dry summers most people welcome rain when it comes, so it never seems appropriate for us to express concern about the damage it can...
Four reasons for yellow leaves on fruit trees

Four reasons for yellow leaves on fruit trees

Welcome to autumn! It’s pleasant enjoying the cool, crisp mornings, there’s a definite shift in the air, and we’ve even been enjoying some rain. Even if it still feels quite summery at your place, you can expect to start seeing some typical autumn...
Can broken branches be mended?

Can broken branches be mended?

In our long career as fruit growers, we’ve frequently made mistakes in our fruit trees—just so we can demonstrate the theory of course! The broken branch in this Granny Smith apple tree is a case in point, or this broken branch of peaches… Peach tree with...
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