https://youtu.be/uIYU0kCyVqU This video provides 10 tips and keys to success for how to grow healthy fruit trees and delicious fruit. Topics covered include, sun, soil, water, climate, cross pollination, size, fertilizer & mulch, pruning, thinning, and integrated pest management, as well as sunscald or southwest winter sun damage as a bonus tip. The video is... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/7h3y_4b2mcQ We show how to use organza bags and Japanese apple bags to protect apples and pears from worms without spraying. We explain how the worms are the larva of the codling moth, which is a major insect pest of apples and pears. The first half of the video demonstrates attaching the bags to the... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/-y7oIqqAu4k We demonstrate step by step summer pruning of first year trees to develop scaffold branches and set them up to be strong, healthy, small trees that produce a ton of fruit. We then show summer pruning of a two-year-old plum and a four-year-old nectarine illustrating techniques to keep them small and ensure good light... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/N0NA-OkS-Hc Video showing how to build the support structure for espalier fruit trees, how to prune dormant apple trees to set them up for espalier training, and how to train them to a lattice shape, Belgian fence design. June 2018. Read more about Espalier Fruit Trees at https://foodscapingutah.org/2017/12/1... Photo updates: September 2018 February 2019, after... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.
Espalier is one of those things that has been around forever (it dates at least to ancient Rome) but has somehow become forgotten over time. It is truly a lost treasure, because it still makes great sense, especially for foodscaping in an urban setting were space is limited. The term espalier is a French word that... Continue Reading →