HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2015 SUMMER TOUR

WALNUT SPRINGS FARM

  • Black raspberry production

  • Sweet cherry production in high tunnel

  • Matted-row strawberry production


MILBURN ORCHARDS

  • Toured the recently expanded roadside market, and the doughnut baking area.

  • Pick-your-own plantings: primocane raspberries, table grapes and high-density cherry pick-your-own plantings.

  • Sweet and tart cherry trees budded on to Gisela 6 rootstock, and trained to the Vogel system.

  • Young, high-density planting systems of new varieties trained on wires with the tall spindle system.

  • Apple varieties were selected for high quality fruit for PYO and the farm market. These include Buckeye Gala, Early Pink Lady, Early Honeycrisp and Red Braeburn, plus a number of advanced selections that performed well in their on-farm variety test block.

  • Older high-density apple plantings on size-controlling rootstocks, grown as supported trees in a pedestrian orchard.

  • Peaches - keeping trees on standard rootstocks small to produce high-quality fruit.

Milburn Orchards production of cider donuts

Video Credit:  Dr. Christopher S. Walsh, Professor, University of Maryland, AGNR-PSLA

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