Mar. 20, 2024

Orchard Update Mar 2024

Welcome back to another orchard update with horticulturist Dave Gleason.

In the heart of spring, as the frosty veil of winter falls back, our orchard trees are feeling the love. The arrival of spring brings moisture, clear skies, and sunshine essential for our trees' growth cycles. Join us as Dave walks us through the orchards’ awakening process!

Spring is one of the most exciting times of the year in our orchard’s cycle as we begin to see the trees grow leaves. Dave says witnessing the transformation from dull winter days to fluffy buds, leaves, and flowers is his favorite time of year.

Navigating the intricacies of maintaining a harmonious balance between maximizing fruit production and sustainable tree growth is no joke. Orchard management is a delicate balance of art and science. Strategic planning, understanding growth patterns, and a responsive approach to each variety’s needs are crucial to a successful crop year. Techniques such as crop load management through sensible pruning emphasize the meticulous attention required to achieve consistent, high-quality fruit.

Dave’s journey through this orchard helps us understand the intricate dance between human efforts and nature’s rhythm. As spring unfolds, we’re invited to appreciate the visible transformation and the unseen efforts put into the fruit we enjoy at our tables!