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...
Creating water security in a changing climate

Creating water security in a changing climate

A year ago we were feeling pretty excited about the new water tank we installed next to our shed as part of the ‘Hub’ infrastructure we built for the Harcourt Organic Farming Co-op, funded by an Agriculture Victoria’s Food Source grant. We were lucky...
Burnt Batlow Orchards

Burnt Batlow Orchards

On a recent trip to visit one of our Grow Great Fruit members, we came home via Batlow in NSW, one of the many towns that was devastated in this summer’s bushfires. We chose Batlow because it’s one of the most famous apple growing areas in Australia, and...

It’s garlic time…

The stars have aligned and today we pull out our 5th crop of garlic! Always a momentous occasion! This time we celebrate with a special treat of mint slices and pub squash! We consulted our oracle–the Brian Keats Astro Calendar–to find the best day...

Is your tree water stressed?

How do you know if your trees are moisture stressed? In spring it can be hard to tell, but it’s a crucial time to make sure your trees DON’T dry out, particularly if they’re still flowering. Gala apple blossom Why is it a problem? In spring while the...