Growing Apples in the Tropics

Growing Apples in the Tropics? Really? With climate change, temperatures are getting hotter and hotter. Might be worthwhile to start considering a wider variety of fruits that can be grown here in the Pacific Northwest. Or it may be time to think about adjustments to how we grow our fruit trees. You may be interested in this article about growing…

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Learn about “Step-Over” Apple Trees!

Check it out! Home Orchard Society’s Arboretum Manager, Tonia, talks about “step-over” apple trees. Learn about this great way to minimize use of space while still growing apples at home! Thanks to Orchard People for this video!  

Mason Bee Alert!!

There is a very severe threat to our Mason Bee populations, Chalk Brood. According to the USDA Agricultural Research Service there is very little known about the actual fungus in the genus Ascosphaera that attacks the Blue Orchard Mason Bee, Osmia lignaria. What we do know is that it is highly contagious and deadly, it can wipe out your entire…

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Quince samples at the All About Fruit Show

Join us at the 2015 All About Fruit Show!!!

It’s that time of year again! Join us for Home Orchard Society’s annual All About Fruit Show! Saturday October 17th & Sunday October 18th 10am – 4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Main Pavilion 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013 Parking is free * See and taste over 500 varieties of heirloom fruit! * Large Fruit Contest! *Speakers will present on…

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383 Year Old Pear Tree Alive and Well

Read about one of the first fruit trees planted by settlers in America: (external site)

The Home Orchard Society Turns 40!!!!

Join us for an evening in the orchard, Saturday June 27th from 4 till 7pm. The Home Orchard Society has been sharing scions, stories, and a passion for fruit with Portland area residents (and beyond) since 1975. Join us for an evening in our beloved demonstration orchard to celebrate our founders, members, volunteers, and mission of “promoting the science, culture,…

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Order your fruit sox today!

Hey folks! Spring is here and little fruitlets are growing on the trees! That means it’s time to order your fruit sox. Haven’t heard of fruit sox before? Read more here and order yours today!

Short video featuring Arboretum Manager, Tonia Lordy

Orchard People is a Toronto-based organization that is traveling around North America gathering information and interviews with fruit tree-related groups. They came to the HOS Arboretum in March and took some video footage. Here is the first short clip: tag: HOS arboretum video