Asked February 14, 2017, 12:50 PM EST
Hi there! We are hobby farmers that have a small, mainly established fruit tree orchard, Some trees being 30+ years old. We prefer not to use spray, but at the same time, want to have a productive orchard that can help feed our family and our livestock. We have apple, pear, cherry, plum, and fig trees in the orchard. I would love to know recommended sprays, and a spray schedule.
Also, I have heard it is common for some trees to be very productive one year, and not very productive the following year… Is this normal?
Last question...do fruit trees require pollinizers?
Thank you so much for your assistance!
Marion County Oregon