How + When to Prune Citrus

No matter what tree you prune, or how confident you are – always begin with a ponder. That is, go walk around the tree and study it. Pay attention to 2 things in particular – imbalance – ie one side stronger/ taller/ wider than the other and clutter ie an absence of light penetration. Then […]

August Fruit Tree Care

If you blink you’ll miss it! The early plums are on the move, brewing up another batch of beautiful blossom. For those of you pondering copper sprays – this is your sign to get ready, the moment is nigh. Take a quiet wander in your fruit trees to see which trees are beginning to roll […]

How to Use Fungicides: Copper, Lime Sulfur + ACV

Cankers, oozing sap, fruit scab, fruit rot, leaf spots or leaf curl are all signs bacteria or fungus are ruling the roost in your orchard. The ultimate is to manage these infections via a diverse, slightly wild but robust orchard environ. While you establish the companion plantings and below ground myccorhizal network that is at […]

My Healthy Fruit Tree Game Plan

A diverse environment around your deciduous fruit trees is the answer to all your fruit tree problems. Yes! Truly! All of them! Get a bit wild, my friends and loose the tidy. Engage as broad a range of plants, trees, shrubs, a pond if you can – even a small one and perhaps an animal […]