Thursday, August 30, 2012

Summer Pruning

For those of you with mature or over-vigorous orchards, now is a great time to get out in the orchard and do a little summer pruning.  When done properly, summer pruning can help to maintain an optimal size and structure for your trees.  Check out this great new how-to video from Dave Wilson Nursery. 

Monday, August 27, 2012


As students come back to school this fall, a variety of fresh and organic fruit will await them.  Late season peaches, and early season apples and pears will all be coming on just as students come back from summer vacation.  Its always exciting to watch a young person pick a piece of fruit fresh from the tree for the first time, connecting planting, watering, harvesting, and enjoying the fruit.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Narrowing Down Fruit Tree Varieties

There are so many considerations for what trees to plant where, soil type, pollination, disease resistance,  the list goes on and on. This week, Faith, our tree specialist is putting in countless hours narrowing down our list of citrus varieties to 5 or 6 cultivars (sub-species tree types) that are the best fit for schools across the state. Mandarins, grapefruits, navel oranges, lemons, and limes can all make great additions to an orchard and a school cafeteria system, so we're gonna make sure to bring the best varieties out with us this planting season!