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
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