Tag Archives: apple

Of pruning and migrations

Today was dormant orchard pruning day at Rurikia. With over 20 trees it is usually better approached as an off and on activity a tree or two at a time over a few weeks as winter winds down, with each … Continue reading

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2014 mid-season orchyard report

For the first time in several years the orchyard entered July with plenty of water. The trees and vines are green, the grass is green, and the garden is green (perhaps slightly too green thanks to rampant weed growth!). Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Book Review – American Terroir

During a recent bowse of one of my favorite bookstores, I came across a book that had a cover which certainly caught my interest – it had a picture of apples on the cover (as well as cheese, coffee and … Continue reading

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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

An Apple and Cranberry Piroshky from Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky bakery in Pike Place Market.

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Random Food of the Day

St. Edmunds Pippin

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Apple Buttering 2013

Usually we make apple butter in mid or late October, but between the early season this year giving us a good supply of apples to use and some work schedules that were not aligning well in October we moved it … Continue reading

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