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August on the farm- Plums are ripe!

August on Under the Tree Farm means delicious ripe plums, peaches, the end of blueberry season, and the beginning of our apple harvest! We have Pristine apples ripe now, and Williams' Pride is soon to follow. Find our fruit each weekend at the Ithaca Farmers Market!

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Spring on the farm

Spring has finally arrived and we couldn't be happier to work outside again. Our trees have been putting on a spectacular show! The native bees and other pollinators are out in full force working the blossoms. Our friends at Honey Rock Farm brought in additional pollinators- six honey bee colonies- for our apple bloom.  This spring, we grafted about 450 more apple trees on Bud 9 rootstock (very dwarfing), and planted them 3 feet apart in rows 13 feet on center. We planted Honeycrisp, Sweet 16, Winecrisp, and Zestar.  We also planted 3 rows of table grapes, 2 rows of black raspberries, and many rootstocks in our tree nursery. Crystal is growing cut flowers this year- from Ageratum to Zinnias- and...

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