Does fruit love rain?

Does fruit love rain?

As a fruit grower, lying in bed listening to rain on the roof can bring up a wide range of emotions, from joy to despair! In the typically dry summers where we live (and in much of Australia), most people welcome rain when it comes. So it never seems appropriate for...
While you’re thinning, prevent disease

While you’re thinning, prevent disease

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). Thinning is one of the 10 steps to ultimate fruit tree care, so yes – we reckon it’s...
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.