Early Scionwood Cutting - What does it involve?

Posted by John Kring on Dec 21st 2019

We were asked to get an heirloom apple scionwood order out by Jan 6.  Normally, we don't cut and ship that early but it was for a very good cause.  This morning we had to put everything toge … read more

Apples the 1st Year?

Posted by John Kring on Nov 1st 2019

"Will my new trees have apples the 1st year?"We get this question a lot.   Short answer:  Yes, you can get apples the 1st year.  Longer Answer: Don't let them have apples until yea … read more

The Almata apple

Posted by John Kring on Sep 14th 2019

The Almata apple is one of the prettiest apples we have at Maple Valley Orchards.   As you can see, it has a deep red skin and deep red flesh.  It's not an eating apple because of the t … read more

Pear Race Relations

Posted by John Kring on Sep 10th 2019

We get asked occasionally whether Asian Pears can be grafted onto European pear trees.   The picture below confirms that the answer is "yes".  Check out these Japanese Golden Russet pea … read more