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Author Topic: Clearing an orchard  (Read 6702 times)

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Clearing an orchard
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2022, 07:30:26 pm »
Would be interesting to know what area of land it covers.
Could leave some for a 'Pick Your Own' income  :) . Sounds like they are on dwarfing rootstocks?
But doesn't look like Traktoristy has been back to check answers, last active Jan 4th.


arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow: where 2nd-home owners rule !
Re: Clearing an orchard
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2022, 08:06:17 pm »
Would be interesting to know what area of land it covers.
Could leave some for a 'Pick Your Own' income  :) . Sounds like they are on dwarfing rootstocks?
But doesn't look like Traktoristy has been back to check answers, last active Jan 4th.

.. last active while actually signed in ?!
« Last Edit: January 18, 2022, 08:43:49 pm by arobwk »

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Clearing an orchard
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2022, 09:26:50 pm »
BUT I've just read that sheep are OK with eating apples in moderation, but not their pips !  (Another factor to weave into orchard grazing management.) 

I fear that won't help Traktoristy decide to save his trees, but I felt I had to report my finding. 

What about poultry ?!
Apple pips contain cyanide! But... you would have to eat around 2kg of apple pips in one go to have enough to actually do some damage  ;)
Growing loads of fruits and vegetables! Raising dairy goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits on 1/2 acre in the middle of the city of Leicester, using permaculture methods.

 

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