Tag: orchard

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Finding a New Orchard Crop – 2020 Guide

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Fruit, particularly tree fruit, is a long-term investment. Farmers need to balance looking ahead to what consumer demand will bring five years down the road with …

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Pay Attention to Apple Tree Nutritional Needs – 2020 Guide

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When establishing a new orchard, growers are usually very diligent in identifying all the components needed for rapid tree establishment, including performing soil tests to determine …

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Fruit Quality Begins in the Orchard – 2020 Guide

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When it comes to defining fruit quality, growers might think a bit differently than consumers. “Fruit consumers are concerned with flavor, texture, the balance between sugar …

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Tips for Starting an Orchard and Growing Fruit in 2020

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Nowadays, when pollution is increasing, growing fruits and vegetables is becoming more and more popular. And that goes for personal needs in order to eat healthy …

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Getting the Orchard Winter-Ready

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Crisp fall air, fresh cider and prime apple picking and pie-making season have all come and gone. The last of the late-season apples have been picked …

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Before You Start an Apple Orchard

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Every year orchards are purchased or planted by people who have no experience in growing apples. For some, an orchard will be a challenge and a …

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Orchards: Getting to Harvest (and Preventing Pre-Harvest Drop)

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It’s a goal orchardists work toward all season: getting the crop to maturity for a bountiful, high-quality harvest of fruit. Depending on marketing outlets, the timing …

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Orchard Floor Care: Weed Control

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Often, commercial tree fruit growers manage the orchard floor with herbicide strips in the tree row, and grass or dirt strips between rows. While herbicides can …

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Tips for Dealing with Pests in the Orchard

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Looking for bugs isn’t a nerdy middle school hobby – not if you’re an orchardist. It’s essential for tree fruit growers, no matter what spray program …

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A Beauty of a Ranch

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Pears, peaches and much more A dirt road leads up a hill to Blum Ranch in Acton, Calif., where the Blum family has been growing peaches, …