3 steps to a new tree with bud grafting

3 steps to a new tree with bud grafting

Do you know how to graft? Have you tried, but had mixed success? It’s not hard, but has lots of aspects to it, and is one of those skills (like pruning) that needs practice to cement the theory. We love it when people who have been to our workshops get back to...
Why are my apples brown inside?

Why are my apples brown inside?

Have you ever gone to pick your beautiful apple crop and found this inside? It’s internal browning, and it’s pretty gross. When it’s this advanced, it makes the apples completely inedible. It’s not that uncommon to see it in apples that are...
Your secret weapon against extreme weather

Your secret weapon against extreme weather

In these days of climate variability, farming is becoming increasingly unpredictable. In the last 20 years we’ve had the worst drought, the worst flood and the wettest spring on record! Summers have become searingly hot, with temperature records being broken all...
Top 4 tips for getting rid of tiny bugs

Top 4 tips for getting rid of tiny bugs

The Rutherglen bugs are backā€”have you seen them on your fruit? Rutherglen bugs covering a nectarine A few years ago we (and everyone else trying to grow fruit on the east coast of Australia) had a plague of these tiny bugs, but we’ve seen very few since then....
The Fruit Fly Story

The Fruit Fly Story

Mount Alexander Shire Fruit Fly Officer Tracey Watson at the Maldon fruit fly workshop We’re always trying to learn more about fruit tree pests and diseases, and learned a lot of new stuff about Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) at a recent workshop by Andrew Jessup...
Why every garden needs plum trees

Why every garden needs plum trees

Prune d’agen plums – perfect for drying Plums are one of the most versatile and delicious fruits, and a great tree to choose if you’re a beginner to fruit growing, as they’re super easy to grow. Maybe it’s exactly because they’re so...