Why am I seeing so many double fruit in my fruit trees this year?

Why am I seeing so many double fruit in my fruit trees this year?

Have you seen any double fruit in your fruit trees this season as you’ve been doing your thinning? It’s quite common to see double fruit (like these cherries above). As you can see in this example, very often both of the fruits that are joined together are...
10 good reasons to grow cherries (and 8 reasons not to)

10 good reasons to grow cherries (and 8 reasons not to)

The cherries have started to grow! Even though they’re not the most exciting looking flowers they cause great excitement and inspire cherry blossom festivals around the world, most notably in Japan. They’re actually one of the last tree fruits to flower,...
Nine good reasons to grow cherries

Nine good reasons to grow cherries

It may seem a bit strange to be talking about cherries just as we’re descending into winter – but now is the time to be deciding what trees to plant this year, and while cherry trees are often not the first choice for backyard fruit growers, they are a...
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...

Apricot bottling and a recipe for berry tarts!

Have you done any fruit bottling this year? Never tried it before? It’s really easy, and a great way to preserve the summer bounty to enjoy through winter. Cutting up apricots for bottling (Photo: Biomi) Our farm is a demonstration of how you can grow and...