Happy EarthDay cider fans!!! Earth day is always the beginning of the growing season for Apple growers. In our orchard the diversity of varieties show their differences in how quickly they awaken from winter slumber. Some of the latest varieties to open like Brown Snout and Stoke Red are just barely opening their bud scales, the flowers still hidden and well protected from frost. Other varieties like Honeycrisp and Roxbury Russet have opened their buds to the potentially threatening environmental conditions and […]
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Pruning is my favorite orchard chore. It is truly art, sculpting of the tree. To promote fruitful wood, renew old branches, shape the tree for good sunlight and airflow. Apples and leaves will surround these trees this summer but for now they are mere skeletons. The air is crisp and the cider, fresh and cold.