Category: Pick-your-own

Fruit Tree Hedge

An apple hedge is ridiculously simple. 1. Stake it out 2. Plant it 3. Wait a few years 4. Pick, eat, store through the winter. The system here in this photo is mostly neglect. First plant a nursery of dwarf rootstock 3’x10″ apart -count…

The growing season’s last fruits

Late apples like Goldrush, Suncrisp, Enterprise could be hanging…but they’re picked! Medlar is another that hangs late until freezing temps begin to break the starch down to sugar known as bletted. The fruit was important as a winter food during Roman times. Today it…

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