There are a lot of species out there being sold as hedges. That is all well and good, but the truth is, a good deal of woody plants, including trees, can work nicely in this respect even if they haven’t … Read more
alder coppice photo by Cat James
These will be new words for many of you. These are age old methods for being able to continuously harvest a woody plant. In most cases this really means a proper tree. Some species … Read more
To the question of whether or not GMO apples can transfer genetics to other apple specimens, the answer is, you bet. Any alteration in the dna of an organism is transferable through sexual reproduction. It should be kept in mind … Read more
Collecting scionwood properly can increase the success rate of grafting. This post will identify the type of wood you are looking for, and why scrutiny is important.
This first photo shows the final product, a length of new growth wood … Read more
There wil be a good deal of future posts on this subject, but this will be a good intro for those who are green to the world of hard cidermaking.
The following is the incredibly complicated procedure (ahem) of making … Read more
The initiation of fruit buds in fruit trees is a complicated matter. At present date there is still much not agreed upon in the scientific community with regard to the exact mechanisms which lead to fruiting. Despite the complexity, enough … Read more
fascicle – a condensed clusteror flowers or leaves
pollinator – this is the vector of pollen transfer, as opposed to the producer of the pollen. Generally this refers to a particular insect. A bumblebee therefore, is an example of a … Read more
What is Stratification :
Particular physical conditions are sometimes necessary in order to mimic the natural conditions of seed. Endodormancy is a condition in which seeds of certain species are prevented from prematurely germinating. An example is an apple seed … Read more