1. Location, location, location. Very few trees will do well in wet muck, … Read more
Late season nutrition, fall pruning and late season weather conditions can greatly influence the cold hardiness of fruit trees and bushes…..… Read more
This is my favorite specimen in my collection.
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A new book is coming out you might enjoy…… Read more
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There are many reasons to prune a blueberry bush, but let’s begin with
the two most important. As with nearly all fruits, as time goes on these perennials will begin to produce an overabundance of small sized fruits, called runts. … Read more
This past fall’s planting (2011) puts our apple diversity at over 400 varieties to date. These are little guys and will take a few years to distinguish themselves, and to show us how tough they are. The new block is … Read more
Finally, it seems like winter here in the Northeast Kingdom. The past two eves have dipped below -14F which is the coldest this winter, but long in coming as regards real northern temps. We are always quick to enjoy the … Read more
Consider the following. The subsurface portion of the typical tree is about equal in overall mass to the aerial portion. So, when we excavate this mass, we are essentially removing a great deal of biomass from the orchard soil. If … Read more
Perhaps the worst plague of the tree fruit grower….… Read more
With regard to apples there is a decent selection for most locales. The coldest spots, however will find it necessary to seek out the toughest of the lot. Among them are Dolgo crab, Ranetka crab and Siberian crab.
Siberian, malus … Read more
Two new greenhouses have been born at the farm. More info to come on the aspects of fruit growing in high tunnels in the cold northeast.… Read more
An obvious but seldom paracticed emphasis in our food system is the consumption of truly whole food. Much attention is given to the so called whole foods movement but less attention to actually eating whole food. While processing often helps … Read more
Hello everybody. I am a kid farmer and nature lover and am looking for some interesting kids like me to share with people what they are doin in the woods and on their homesteads !… Read more
STRAWBERRY CULTURE Before plant strawberries the bed should be well tilled and perfectly weed free.… Read more
Scab may be reduced in the orchard through leaf fall management. Leaf litter should be ground up or composted to facilitate breakdown.… Read more
Growers in northern climates should be aware of the considerations of rootstock hardiness.
Although most folks make good decisions regarding the variety, one needs to pay attention to the rootstock as well. The aerial portion of your apple tree for … Read more
After a rain spell the subzero temps are back… Read more
Victim of the conventional food system in the triassic.… Read more
The apple genome has been sequenced and revealed 57,000 genes in malus domestica. Considerable since the human genome contains only around 30,000. It comprises 17 chromosomes compared with the 7-9 typical in other Rosaceae family members. It is also double … Read more