Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Things to look out for when planning an orchard

Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!  

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Care guide for newly planted 2 year old trees

The information in this care guide is based on YMCA North Staffordshire's experience with creating an orchard as part of the FFC project.  They planted 2 year old fruit trees, so Year 1 in the guide is effectively Year 3 in the life of the tree.

With correct after care and maintenance, fruit trees will produce healthy quantities of fruit for everyone to enjoy.

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Harvesting & storing fruit

Top tips for apple & pear harvest and storage.  If you have more fruit than you can store, try using an apple press and get juicing!

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Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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Good practice on how to take semi ripe cuttings

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YouTube: Art in Apple Tutorial

Video about apple carving.

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