ORCHARDING

Topics related to planing, training, pruning, growing, harvesting, breeding and eating fruit and nut trees, vines and shrubs.  If the best time to plant a tree is ten years ago, the second best time is now!

There is something about fruit and nut trees that really motivates some of us.  I know for me I'm much more invested and interested in my trees than I am in growing annual vegetables.


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Apple Breeding Series, click here to view on plant breeding page...

Apple Breeding Series, click here to view on plant breeding page...

...and a frankentree in every garage

...and a frankentree in every garage

Apple tasting notes late-season 2012/2013

Apple tasting notes late-season 2012/2013

Apple tasting notes fall 2012

Apple tasting notes fall 2012

Article on planting and establishing fruit trees in Mediterranean climates

Article on planting and establishing fruit trees in Mediterranean climates

Interstem Grafting Apple Trees

Interstem Grafting Apple Trees

An experiment in using flower bulbs to form fruit tree under-stories

An experiment in using flower bulbs to form fruit tree under-stories

Flower bulb understory for fruit trees update

Flower bulb understory for fruit trees update

Apple head, from punk to the plunk of falling apples

Apple head, from punk to the plunk of falling apples

Fruits of Labor, basically some apple propaganda :)

Fruits of Labor, basically some apple propaganda :)

Update on interstem apple trees, year 4

Update on interstem apple trees, year 4

!Frankentree! my multi-grafted apple with over 150 varieties!

!Frankentree! my multi-grafted apple with over 150 varieties!

How to make Sicilian style green olives

How to make Sicilian style green olives

A permanent soil improvement system. Good for fruit trees

A permanent soil improvement system. Good for fruit trees

Tips for Frankentreeing  and framework grafting

Tips for Frankentreeing
 and framework grafting