Grafting in the orchard at Scott Farm by Zeke Goodband

Late winter is a great time for grafting new varieties in the orchard. Most of the pruning is finished and the weather is usually milder; for grafting I need to be able to work without gloves on. Apples do not grow “true to seed”, so if I plant a seed from a Baldwin apple I’ll … >More

Pruning and Grafting Workshop

On Saturday, March 16th, Scott Farm will host a pruning and grafting workshop for back yard fruit growers from 9 am – Noon.  Participants will receive instruction while pruning a variety of old and young fruit trees from 9 -11 and practice grafting apple trees from 11 -12.  This class will discuss caring for their … >More

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks

It’s mid July and the apples are getting larger every day; some are beginning to show a pink blush, and the Hudson’s, Ashmead’s and Reine des Reinettes are developing their cinnamon colored russeting. The Calville Blanc d’Hiver are becoming lobed and the noses of Sheep’s Nose are becoming pronounced. We’ll begin to pick the first … >More