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

Red Flesh Pears and Movie References

Posted by John Kring on Apr 6th 2019

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

Packing Orders of Scionwood

Posted by John Kring on Mar 3rd 2019

Here's a look at our packing room as we begin to pack orders of heirloom apple scionwood.  We will pack about 40 orders at a time.  Every year we figure out ways to be more efficient in the … read more