While you’re thinning, take the time to improve your crop

While you’re thinning, take the time to improve your crop

It’s the right time of year to start thinning your apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums. (It’s too early for apples and pears in our part of the world yet). You can read all about the basics of thinning here. It can be hard to figure out how much fruit...
How to know if your fruit tree flowers are healthy

How to know if your fruit tree flowers are healthy

At this time of year the fruit trees look absolutely gorgeous, with many of the apricots, peaches, nectarines, and plums in flower. The early pears and some very early apple varieties have also started to show what we call ‘green tip’, which is the...
What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

What should my fruit trees look like in spring?

As new fruit growers get to know their fruit trees, they’re often unsure what’s ‘normal’ in the different seasons – that was certainly the case for us as we learned our trade! Even experienced fruit growers will learn something new every...
Do you need to spray your fruit trees?

Do you need to spray your fruit trees?

In organic growing we don’t use chemicals that damage the produce, people or the environment, but that doesn’t mean we don’t spray. All deciduous fruit trees are prone to fungal diseases, some more than others, and if they’re not properly...