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June 24, 2016

Recently at Oikos Tree Crops we have been reflecting on some inspiring stories of plants and people we admire for various reasons. Here are three short stories we think you will enjoy. Mirabelle Plums represent one of the most widely distributed and highly coveted plums throughout the world. Part of the mystique is its label as …

May 13, 2016

Organic controls work. Here is what we use.

April 29, 2016

Of all the so called ‘wild plants’ I have grown under cultivation, there was no greater mystery for me than that of the thimbleberry. This species of raspberry like almost all Rubus is highly vigorous, produces a fair amount of flowers and beautiful dark green maple-like leaves. Collecting them on my up north vacations with …

April 20, 2016

One of the easiest perennial tuber crops to grow, sunchokes are widely adaptable to a variety of climates and soils.  Selections are based on flavor, texture, ease of cleaning and harvest as well as yield. Here are a few tips to help grow this species and keep your planting productive year after year. Spacing Requirements:  …

July 28, 2015

One of the constant challenges when faced with any horticultural endeavor is finding ways to eliminate or greatly reduce plants that are competing with your crop plant. Here are a few examples of ways to enhance what nature has already done: companion planting with perennials, tree and shrub crops where mutual coexistence is an advantage. …

July 24, 2015

Our YouTube channel continues to grow.  Planting a tree is easy.  Yet finding ways to make it easier and more successful has been a life long mission of mine.  Is this tree going to survive or am I just digging another hole in the ground? Watch this  video and see how we do it in our …

March 10, 2015

How busy we have been this year– from working on our barn, to beefing up the catalogue, to managing a busy planting and shipping season.

November 14, 2014

It was only by accident that I found an American chestnut tree one summer …