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Grafting Stone Fruit during the winter

I have no problems in grafting stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, almonds, nectarines etc) during the winter. As long as you remember 2 things. 1 – Stone fruit do not produce lots of callus tissue, unlike apples and pears. Therefore … Continue reading

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Long hot dry spell, and then rain – Plums splitting

I cannot remember this ever happening. But this year, it has been quite hot and dry, followed by a sudden spell of rain. Not one variety but a number of nearly ripe varieties of plums, have started splitting. Making them … Continue reading

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New book published ‘The Fruit Tree Handbook’ By Ben Pike

Its not very often that I recommend a new book. But ‘The Fruit Tree Handbook‘ By Ben  Pike has just been published by GreenBooks. Its for the amateur and expert, covering Apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches , nectarines, mulberries, medlars … Continue reading

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The Weevils are here

Well the common green weevil is here again this year. It can be very disastrous for new fruit and nut trees. OK they are only about for a few weeks, but they can strip a young tree of all of … Continue reading

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