Our orchard was already in place when the property was purchased. There are 10 apple trees, a pear tree (Bartlett), one sweet and one sour cherry tree, two plum trees (Superior and Blue Damson), currants, and a grape arbor. The apple trees include Beacon, MacSpur, McIntosh, Willis Wm Red, Red Delicious, and Golden Delicious.
These older non-dwarf apple trees have proven very difficult to maintain. Without being sprayed, they usually show signs of scab. We have had success in controlling codling moths by hanging gallon milk containers in the trees with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar and one tablespoon molasses. The moths fly in and drown.
The Art of Growing Grapes -
Learn how to prepare your soil before you plant a grape vine, fertilize and irrigate your grape vine,
train your newly planted grape vine, prune your grape vine, prepare your grape vine for optimum
grape production and decide when your grapes are ready for harvest.