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...
Do you need to spray your fruit trees?

Do you need to spray your fruit trees?

In organic growing we don’t use chemicals that damage the produce, people or the environment, but that doesn’t mean we don’t spray. All deciduous fruit trees are prone to fungal diseases, some more than others, and if they’re not properly...
Should I prune my fruit tree in spring?

Should I prune my fruit tree in spring?

As we’re coming out of winter and spring has clearly started, many of us have fruit trees that are no longer dormant, and are either at budswell stage, or have even started flowering or producing leaves. If you haven’t yet pruned these trees (which would...
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...

Keys to Preventing Leaf Curl

Leaf curl is a nasty fungal disease that affects peaches and nectarines, but it’s often confused for other things (well, other things are sometimes mis-labelled as Leaf curl). Here’s what it looks like: A peach tree with the classic red leaves of Leaf...