What to Do About Leaf Curl

Leaf curl will be showing up in your stonefruit about now – spring being the time when fungus comes out to play. Here’s my all round approach to managing fungi. Vinegar Solution Cider vinegar to the rescue! A new solution for me, but hardly new in the world – I cant believe I’ve missed this […]

Plant Citrus, Prune Tamarillos + Feed Fruit Trees

Citrus and Subtropical Planting Time is Here! Years ago, I read an article by Russel Fransham from Subtropica that advocated delaying planting of citrus and subtropicals until after risk of frost had passed. This made so much sense to me. Citrus hate the cold. Especially in that vulnerable new plant phase. It’s better they flourish […]

September Fruit Tree To-do List

Manage height Spring is an excellent time to tame the height of deciduous fruit trees because trees respond with gentle growth. They’ve already used a chunk of energy up making blossoms and new shoots which means – joy oh joy, there’s less fuel in the tank. Use this to your advantage, and prune back trees […]

Introducing Fruit Trees 101

Thriving fruit trees and abundant harvests spring off the back of a solid set up – this is what Fruit Trees 101 is all about. In this little video course, I take you step by step through all you need to know – shelter, companion plants, spacings, choosing the varieties and rootstock wisely, planting, your […]