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...
The opportunity cost of not netting

The opportunity cost of not netting

Autumn is one of the most stunning times of year here on the farm. But it hasn’t all been beautiful sunny weather, we’ve finally had some decent rain. We’ve even had a bit of hail the last couple of days. Hailstorms at this time of year are much less...
How long is your fruit season?

How long is your fruit season?

One of the questions we were asked recently is “how long can you stretch out your fruit season by planting the right varieties?” Great question! A long season is something we’re constantly testing and aiming for, as it’s one of the best tools...

How to Make Pink Lady Apples Pink

Do you grow Pink Lady apples? Ever wondered why sometimes they’re a gorgeous dark pink colour… Beautiful dark pink Pink Lady apples … and sometimes they’re pale? These two examples are both from the same trees at our farm (in different years)....
Are heritage nectarines worth the bother?

Are heritage nectarines worth the bother?

Have you grown any nectarines that look like this? This is the Goldmine nectarine, and sadly, they tend to do this when they get a drop of rain, if the weather conditions don’t suit them perfectly, or when you look at them the wrong way! Heritage varieties often...
How to grow organic berries

How to grow organic berries

We had the pleasure a while ago of visiting Sunny Creek Organic berry farm in Gippsland, and spent a happy afternoon touring the farm and picking berry farmer Phil’s brain. Not that we’re planning to start a berry farm! But we’ve grown raspberries...