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You have found the index to our online orchard community, and therefore the perfect place to begin exploring. Position your cursor over any of the forum links, give a click, and a new window opens. Have fun learning more about growing healthy fruit!


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Hot Topics

We are in the midst of pressing our first apples of the year, 'Early Harvest' June apples. These soft apples are not ideal pressing apples; they do the bad sauce thing, but it's been a couple of year...
    - Brittany Kordick        posted: 27Jun
I have been asked to graft a tree, on M-26 rootstock, of 2 different cultivars, (which, mercifully, are of similar vigour). Now I need to know the details of how the folk who provide the big box stor...
    - David Maxwell        posted: 24Jun
We have a few varieties of apples that are tricky to keep track of harvest-wise since they ripen gradually and tend to just drop over a course of weeks. Rather than our usual try and keep up with the...
    - Brittany Kordick        posted: 22Jun

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Engaging in this Network

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Bayhead Farms
a snapshot from one of our Grower Profiles

Bayhead Farms

Orcas Island, Washington

Paul Townsend writes: “Growing fruit is just something that I've always been a part of ... even growing up in South Dakota we had fruit trees and a large garden. As an older teenager my hitchhiking thumb brought me to the orchards in Washington...”

The Network becomes all the more engaging as orchardists get to know each other better. Posting a grower profile allows other growers to learn about your farm, your trees, your philosophy. >

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