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Welcome to the online community of the Holistic Orchard Network. Join with other growers to explore what it takes to grow healthy fruit, find organic inspiration, and make new tree-minded friends. The cutting edge discussion in our forum is geared towards folks growing fruit as part of their living, and certainly open to all to read and learn. Wassail!

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I am looking for suggestions on how to spread fertilizer and other soil amendments. My trees are mostly in the 5-10 year old range. All were planted in polypropylene plastic to keep grass down. I put ...
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As everyone is already - and sometimes painfully - aware, the broader northeast got hit hard by a deep freeze on morning of May 19. Temperatures were pretty steadily in the mid to upper 20s throughout...
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Here's a spray nuance that is often not discussed, but seems important in terms of understanding efficacy and fidelity to a spray plan. If I understand surfactants correctly, and in only the most lim...
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Claude Jolicoeur
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Claude Jolicoeur's Orchard

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec

Claude Jolicoeur writes: “I like to call my growing philosophy: Minimum Intervention approach... This is in part due to the fact that I am only part time at the orchard. One important issue is that most of my apples are used for cider, hence their appearance is not relevant and their quality is only about the inside.”

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