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...
Spring miracles

Spring miracles

Here we are again at the beginning of spring, and the ever-repeating miracle is about to unfold before your very eyes! We spend most of our time being serious business people, but it’s hard not to be excited at this time of year, as well as a little nervous...
The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

The good work of becoming a fruit tree parent

Throughout July we’ve had people picking up their pre-ordered trees from Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery (we closed on Sunday), and plenty of people picked up an extra tree or two while they were here! The days have been full of conversations about...
9 Step Process for Preserving Fruit

9 Step Process for Preserving Fruit

Before the days of refrigeration and a supermarket on every corner, preserving fruit (and other food) was a matter of necessity. Knowing and using lots of different methods of storing those essential nutrients to see us through winter was second nature, particularly...
Managing your fruit trees and frost

Managing your fruit trees and frost

The question of frost and fruit trees often comes up when people are deciding which fruit trees to plant in their garden, so we thought we’d clarify the issue this week, particularly as we’ve had the first few frosty mornings here on the farm. Winter...
Choosing the right fruit tree

Choosing the right fruit tree

It’s that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to improving our gardens and our food security by planting some new fruit trees.  Winter is the right time for planting, when the trees are dormant and their roots are inactive, so they’re at less risk...