Wisconsin doesn't have dragons or White Walkers but it does have multiple winters. We had spring for about a week and then on Wednesday night winter returned with a vengeance. Good t … read more
The Rotkottis Frau Ostergotland is one of two red flesh pears we offer at Maple Valley Orchards. The downside of this pear is that you need to keep a close eye on it for fire blight. It's … read more
Karen and I spent a couple hours grafting apple trees for our customers tonight. We're a great team. Karen gets all the rootstocks, handles the tags, and keeps me organized. &n … read more
I was doing some benchgrafting today. A picture is worth a few benchgrafts or at least one pear benchgraft.
We needed to cut more Pewaukee and Tydemans Late Orange scionwood yesterday at the Gillett orchard. The Pewaukee trees are in the west end of the orchard and at the back of the row. The Tydemans Lat … read more