Bud burst requires attention because various types of insects love these newly-developing green parts of the fruit tree.
Grafting is a technique that can solve fruit tree problems by changing the vigour and variety of a tree.
We can all do something to reduce carbon footprint. Steps that can be taken in the garden include mulching and companion planting.
In 2021, the changes in climate gave rise to some unexpected effects on fruit trees, with some varieties totally failing to set a crop, and others producing the best crops ever. Read more in this article by Dan Neuteboom.
This year, the climatic conditions have caused a notable increase in the amount of brown rot in gardens and orchards. Here’s what to do.
In the UK, this has been one of the coldest springs for many years. How will these late spring frosts damage fruit trees? Read Dan’s article.
Four unusual fruit tree consultancy requests, different with respect to the usual expectations from a garden orchard.
Cox was once Britain’s principal dessert apple. Dan Neuteboom traces its recent history and why it is hard to find in supermarkets.
Old fruit trees require special care. A few specific operations are needed to keep them healthy and enable them to crop regularly.
We specialize in providing advice for successful fruit growing in your garden. An important part of this is variety selection.
Dan and Henrietta Neuteboom have been featured in an article by Marion Welham in Suffolk Magazine titled “Dan’s wonderful world of apples“.
How can you reduce the size of a fig tree that has become too big for the available space? It is possible, but it is a radical operation.
Tips on how to store apples at home, in a fridge, or in a cool place. Certain apples store better than others: find out more in this article.
How to save a plum tree whose roots have been damaged by building excavations? Dan Neuteboom provides advice that could help the tree survive.
Dan Neuteboom describes the 3-year process of rejuvenating some 70-year-old apple trees. Though healthy, they required radical pruning.
Leaf browning on a newly-planted apple tree may be caused by a particularly stressful period, such as a momentary lack of water.
A reader asks for advice for an old Newton Wonder apple tree that has stopped producing fruit. Dan’s reply focuses on the overcrowded canopy.
Retired fruit grower John Guest has published an article describing how he met Dan Neuteboom in 1970, with many interesting insights on the fruit growing industry in the UK.
Peach, nectarine and sometimes apricot all suffer from the fungal disease peach leaf curl. Dan’s solution for this reader’s problem is based on trees in containers.
Advice on when an espalier frame – protecting a peach from rain and moisture to prevent peach leaf curl – can be removed.
Sometimes, you may run into fruit tree problems – fruit trees can get sick. All sorts of things can happen: they may stop growing, their leaves may discolour or curl up, perhaps they don’t produce much fruit. Just contact us … Read More
Our apple tree has always provided lots of fruit and while it has had a minor issue with aphids in the past it never seemed affected. This year it had lots of blossom and loads of small fruit, but the … Read More