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 Get Started with Fruit Thinning

How to Get Started with Fruit Thinning

Have you heard of fruit thinning but don’t know how (or why) to do it? It’s a simple but important technique to help your fruit trees bear a healthy crop every year.

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...

Did you get the thinning right?

As we go about picking in the orchard during the apricot season, we see the end result of the thinning that was done a couple of months ago – where it worked, and where it didn’t. Here’s a bunch of apricots that were missed in the thinning, and you...