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...
Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Fruit trees, animals, and electric netting

Animals and fruit trees are a natural partnership – after all, they evolved together, so it makes sense they work well together, as we’ve spoken about in this blog recently. It proved to be such a popular topic that we’re revisiting it this week. One...
What broke my fruit tree?

What broke my fruit tree?

As spring slowly comes our way, we thought it a good time of year to bring you a series of pest and disease management tips. This week we’re focusing on identifying the damage that big pests like kangaroos, wallabies, deer, rabbits and hares cause, because they...
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 Plant a Fruit Tree

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

It’s nitty gritty time! Time to get on the end of a shovel, dig a hole, and plant your fruit tree. We often see fruit trees tied to elaborate staking arrangements, but if you plant them the right way, there’s no need for stakes at all, your tree should be...
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...