Stella Otto: The Backyard Fruit Gardener

Today's Tip: Mow vegetation short around the base of fruit trees and bushes to reduce winter habitat for rodents.

Tag Archives: National Apple Month

Choosing Apple Varieties for Your Home Orchard

The end result of June Drop and proper fruit thinning. Apple

Octo­ber is National Apple Month; time to cel­e­brate the crunch­ing, munch­ing great fla­vor of our all-American fruit! For some folks that means a trip to the local u-pick, cider mill, or farm­ers’ mar­ket. For oth­ers, maybe you, it is an entice­ment to grow a few apple trees right at home. Plan­ning is one of the keys […]

Celebrate National Apple Month

Nationa Apple Month

Labor Day came early this year and with it we usher in the start of fall fruit har­vest.  Sep­tem­ber is National Apple Month and the apples are indeed ripen­ing for pick­ing. Did you know these bits of apple trivia? The apple blos­som is Michigan’s state flower. Apple leads pack of favorite pies; ahead of pump­kin, chocolate, […]