Tag: apples

Mummy Apples

Mummy Apple

Yesterday I worked in my apple orchard removing mummified apples. Mummy apples are apples that turn brown, shrivel and do not drop from the tree. Mummy apples contribute to certain disease and fungus cycles in apple trees. Fire Blight and Bitter Rot are the two main diseases that my apple orchard is prone to. Good…

Aphids – What They Are & Ways To Control Them


I noticed the other day that my rose bushes have aphids. Aphids, sometimes called plant lice, are very small sap sucking insects. There are many different species of aphids and they come in different sizes. Aphids may be green, red, brown, black and sometimes a fuzzy white or gray. All plant lice no matter how…

Apple Trees – Selection, Planting & Basic Care

Apple Organic

I own a small apple orchard of about 35 trees. I started my orchard over 27 years ago when I moved to my farm as a new bride. At the time my husband and I had just started to remake his old family homestead.The farm had been left idle for an entire generation and we…