July 26, 2018

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s

A study on the benefits of apples shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. The mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetyl...

July 12, 2018

Pink Lady® is a trade-marked name for an apple variety known as Cripps Pink. The apple was developed by horticulturalist John Cripps, by crossing the Golden Delicious apple with the Australian variety Lady Williams. Although the variety emerged in 1974, the Pink Lady t...

July 11, 2018

A recent article in New Scientist has suggested that using apple peel extract (and some other stuff) can make mice live up to 38% longer! This is one to tell the kids!

July 4, 2018

This masterpiece was made by the amazing Helen and Jen with fresh apples straight from the orchard! You can tell someone has been paying attention in Masterchef

If you have any apple recipe recommendations we'd love to hear! Let us know your favourite!

June 26, 2018

Today we found some woolly apple aphid (Eriosoma lanigerum)...

The woolly apple aphid is a small insect that congregates on parts of the apple tree, particularly on new growth or previously damaged sections. These sucking insects live on sap from the tree and secrete ho...

September 6, 2017

Prune your trees to maximise fruit production.

March 24, 2017

A few days ago, I looked out onto our lawn, to see an Eastern snake-necked turtle/tortoise travelling across it.  It had to travel across a road and under a gate to get there, and I can’t help wondering what it was looking for as it could probably have found a nesting...

February 18, 2017

Many spiders make their home in the orchard, and we’re happy to have them as they add to our pest control system.  The numbers and variety vary from year to year, but this year, since it has been wet, has seen Golden Orb spiders appear in greater numbers than usual.

Gol...

January 20, 2017

Galahs also share our farm.  Galahs are noisy and gregarious birds that congregate in large groups and live in various trees around our farm.  These ones are just outside our house yard, and this photo shows them enjoying a rainstorm in late April.  Galahs hang upside...

January 6, 2017

 If bunches of apples are left to their own devices, this is what can happen.  Then, as they grow, they are crowded and obviously the tree has more fruit and can't deliver the nutrients the fruit require, and they consequently don't grow to an acceptable size.  So each...

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