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

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

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

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

Learn how to make olive oil at home. How to grow them, press them and pickle them.

So last week we shared how not to press olive oil at home and all the things that didn’t work. This week we’re on a more positive tack talking about how to not only press olive oil but…

Learn how to prune your apple and pear trees like a professional orchardist in this weeks blog.

This week we’re talking about how to prune apple and pear trees. If you haven’t read our little introduction to the language of pruning fruit trees you can catch up here.

Learn the language of pruning with our photographic guide to pruning fruit trees, pruning tools and terms.

Learn the language of pruning with our photographic guide to pruning fruit trees, pruning tools and terms.

How to prune a fig tree.  The first in a series of posts from Country Trading on how to prune fruit trees.

How to prune a fig tree. The first in a series of posts from Country Trading on how to prune fruit trees.

Growing and Harvesting Figs | Country Trading Blog

in Tasman, NZ - Growing and Harvesting Figs

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.

Read all about how to grow the exotic tamarillo at home in a planter pot by your back door.

Read all about how to grow the exotic tamarillo at home in a planter pot by your back door.

Learn how to grow hazelnuts and make your own Dukkah with our favourite recipe.

Learn how to grow hazelnuts and make your own Dukkah with our favourite recipe.

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.

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

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

Learn how to grow and prune blackcurrant bushes and get our delicious blackcurrant chutney recipe.

Learn how to grow and prune blackcurrant bushes and get our delicious blackcurrant chutney recipe.

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