How we grow great fruit at home.

We love to grow and harvest fruit fresh from the orchard. It never tastes better. Here are our pins to help you have a bountiful harvest too. Learn to prune and care for an orchard and then reap the fruits of your labors!
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Growing and Harvesting Figs | Country Trading Blog

in Tasman, NZ - Growing and Harvesting Figs

Our first harvest from the pinenut tree - see how to grow them on the blog.

The first crop of pine nuts from the edible Christmas tree.

GROW GREAT APRICOTS & 3 GREAT WAYS TO EAT THEM | Country Trading Blog

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love apricots. Plums are plentiful and peaches are nice, but apricots are really special. They top most sun-ripened summer fruit wish lists.

Learn how to grow elder flower and elder berry on this weeks blog.

There is nothing new under the sun and when it comes to the elder, never a truer word was spoken.

Learn how to prune grapevines like a pro in our easy tutorial on pruning.

Learn how to prune grapevines like a pro in our easy tutorial on pruning.

Learn how to grow and prune gooseberry bushes on this weeks blog. Everything you need to know about this delicious old fashioned berry.

So how do you prune a gooseberry bush? Not too many decades ago the gentle art of gooseberry pruning would have been known to most home gardeners.

Learn how to grow true American cranberries with our visit to a cranberry farm at harvest time.

While whitebaiting in Hokitika last winter, I came across an intriguing pamphlet for a local cranberry farm and decided to plan another trip down the coast to catch some cranberries, (easier than w…

Learn how to prune an apricot tree in your own garden for maximum fruit production

We’re well overdue to get back into the pruning articles. Last winters pruning articles are proving quite useful.

learn about common diseases that effect cherry and apricot trees and how to cure them.

We’re well overdue to get back into the pruning articles. Last winters pruning articles are proving quite useful. I’ve re-read them and gone around and given the peaches, nectarines alm…

Learn how to shape and prune cherry trees from a professional orchardist

We’re well overdue to get back into the pruning articles. Last winters pruning articles are proving quite useful.

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