This is a beautiful book, that holds 51 years of my personal tree pruning experience, and a few thousand years of ancestral experience behind it. This hand-made book is just out from […]
While bears were breeding apples tens of thousands of years ago in the apple forests of Khazakstan, down south in Kyrgyzstan, humans were living in walnut forests and breeding walnuts. Here are […]
One of my neighbours up the hill built a house a couple months back. Garden is in already!
In the local royal gala orchard, long past the renewal date of 10 years for slender spindle high density, high-capital orchards, a snowball bloom has settled out into a lousy crop. The […]
Nice farm, huh. What are they growing? Trouble and debt.Approximately 66,000 apple tree roots planted last spring and grafted late last summer. Subsidized by the Ministry of Agriculture. The idea is to save money: […]
Joy! Here she is… the Benvoulin apple. Lost, and then re-found. I left this apple in 1992, when I moved north, hoping that other people would care for her, but things being the way […]