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...
How to avoid leaf curl by watching for spring

How to avoid leaf curl by watching for spring

At the beginning of July, it always seems to early to start thinking about spring… and yet … these buds on our Anzac peach tree are definitely starting to swell. Anzacs are a great ‘indicator’ variety for us, because they’re one of the...

Success in the nursery

It’s so nice when things work as they’re supposed to! A successful grafted cherry tree in the nursery The grafting in Carr’s Organic Fruit Tree Nursery finished a few weeks ago, and now we can see whether it worked or not. Excitingly, most of them...