Something else we do at farmersdotter organics, albeit on a very small scale, is tree fruit. We have a modest orchard but enough to provide local fruit stands with a few pounds of something juicy. Some plums, apples, and pears in one area and along the fence line some peaches and nectarines that provide better privacy than fruit. That’s about it. One big cherry tree in the back yard but unfortunately its days are numbered. Its a gnarly old specimen and then there is Spotted Wing Drosophila, a nasty little fruit fly not to be encouraged and cherries are a perfect host for the pest.
No, we are not orchardists, at least not this year as evidenced by the condition of the Gala Apple Tree and lack of thinning. Maybe next year.
Anyway, right now we are pulling off Damson plums…
and my favourite, Italian Prune Plums. Thought you might like the photos.