Monthly Archives: April 2014

Cold and wet in the orchard.

April 30, 2014. Yesterday, we removed mummified plums left over from last year’s harvest. These harbor spores for diseases such as black knot. This disease is spread primarily from black knots left over from previous years. We found only one … Continue reading

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Planting time!

April 21, 2014. Today is the day for planting our apple rootstocks. Soil is in good shape and this should go well. We have planted several pears and plums also where we can get in to the ground. Many spots … Continue reading

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Early Spring Chores

April 09, 2014. This past week we finished up the raspberry and blueberry pruning. On summer fruiting raspberries, we simply remove the old canes at ground level and tip the remaining canes removing about 10 % of the cane length. … Continue reading

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Spring is here! Here we go!!

  March 31, 2014. This week we are wrapping up pruning on apples and pears and we are grinding brush. The leftover brush from trees should be ground up or burned to reduce the carryover of diseases in the limbs. … Continue reading

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