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...
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...
5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

We’ve written in this blog how to identify which animals might be causing damage to your fruit trees, but it’s also important to think about strategies for preventing the damage. In the case of big animals, it’s usually a case of protecting the trees...

Netting options for backyard fruit trees

Fruit damage from birds, bats and possums is high on the list of complaints from home fruit growers. This week we look at various netting options, and how they can protect your crop from most of these problems. The birds left us the stems! The cherry trees we planted...

There’s slugs on my fruit trees!

Have you seen these critters on your fruit trees? Pear and cherry slug These are pear and cherry slugs, and as you can see, they eat the leaves on pear and cherry trees. The first question to ask yourself when you see these creepy looking slugs (as with all pests and...

Prevent brown rot in apricots

It’s not uncommon, particularly after rain, to see some brown rot developing in stone fruit like apricots (you might also see it in peaches and nectarines). Notice how the brown rot often starts around a hole? An apricot with brown rot, and holes caused by...