Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Trying to remove insects from your fruit tree can be frustrating, expensive, and impossible. The Grow Great Fruit targeted intervention approach works much better.

Taming the monster

Taming the monster

Moving into a new property with existing fruit trees can be very exciting, with the promise of ready-made fruit harvests outside the back door without having to plant trees and wait years for them to mature. The reality is often quite different, as it often turns out...
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...
Animals and fruit trees

Animals and fruit trees

Do you have animals around your fruit trees? We’d never grazed animals in the orchard before (apart from the ones we don’t want, like kangaroos, rabbits and hares), until Tess Sellar joined us here at the farm and brought her lovely dairy cows. Tess and...
Growing Your Own Fruit Trees From Seed

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees From Seed

One of the interesting things we do here at the farm is grow fruit trees from scratch (as part of our other business—Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery), as well as teaching other people how to do it, which is lots of fun. Pear seed ready to be planted to grow...
How to tell the difference between fruit buds and leaf buds

How to tell the difference between fruit buds and leaf buds

Last week’s blog post about “Know the parts of your fruit tree” led to a flurry of questions about the difference between leaf buds and fruit buds, so that’s today’s blog topic. It’s definitely a very useful thing to know before you...