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2015 Orchard Season in Review

The 2015 orchard season started with a fairly good spring followed by an abnormally wet early summer, then had an extended dry spell as autumn progressed. Insect and disease pressure was moderate and reasonably controlled by occasional spraying. European Apple … Continue reading

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September Spring part 2 – now it’s the apples

First the Moonglow pear, now the apples – Porter’s Perfection, Claygate Pearmain, and Vandevere have all decided to bloom in September.

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September Spring

Once again I feel compelled to mention that 2012 has been a very odd growing year at Rurikia. With a bit of drought relief in the way of 5 inches of rain over 2 weeks the plants have decided it’s … Continue reading

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