Fruit

Who doesn’t love fruit? Urban fruit growing takes patience – unless you’re lucky enough to have an older tree on your property already. We’re starting our fruit from younger plants, so the payoff will be delayed, but well worth the wait. Below you’ll find all of our posts about growing fruit, fruit trees in containers, fruit tree pruning, and more. We’re currently growing apples, blueberries, blackberries, lingonberries, raspberries, plums, wild cherries, and we plan to add kiwis, grapes, more berries, and some other more exotic fruit varieties like sea buckthorn.

Douglas Bullock’s Fruit Tree Recommendations for Seattle

Best Fruit Trees For Seattle

At my permaculture design course last weekend the guest speaker was Douglas Bullock, of the well-known Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island. Douglas was lecturing on the overall topic of soil, and specifically spoke about nitrogen-fixing plants, sheet mulching, microclimates, and last but not least, orchard design and his personal fruit tree recommendations for [...]

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Our Year 1 Fruit Tree Order

Golden Sentinel Columnar Apple Tree

One of my goals for year one was to have some basic fruit in place.  Most will not bear fruit this year, but giving them a full season to set roots and grow will mean a decent crop in 2012.  So, I just put in a last minute fruit order at Raintree Nursery, thinking I [...]

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