Category Archives: Berries

Snacking in the Orchard

The heat of summer has finally arrived, it seems. With it comes the chance to sample some new flavors of fruit and berries! I was excited to see the Tayberries plumping up over the past week, and now they have … Continue reading

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May 2nd Orchard Update

Beautiful week on the land… lots of nice green growth coming out from the plants. Looks like the cold weather early in April wasn’t kind to the peach and plum blossoms, so it will probably be a limited crop for … Continue reading

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Homemade potting soil from rotten wood

While planting the orchard last spring, we used several hundred gallons of rotten wood that was sifted through the rotary sifter to ammend the planting holes for the trees and bushes. The rotten wood of conifers such as Doug-fir make … Continue reading

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Elderberry – Johns

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) – Johns Quantity: 1 Location: by creek bank Purchased from Rolling River Nursery Planted: December 2010 USDA Zones: 4-9 Description from nursery: Very vigorous plant can grow 10 feet tall and produces large berries and clusters 5 … Continue reading

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Elderberry – Nova

Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) – Nova Quantity: 1 Location: by creek bank Purchased from Rolling River Nursery Planted: December 2010 USDA Zones: 4-9 Description from nursery: Early season variety is a compact bush produces fruits that are sweeter than most. Partially … Continue reading

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