Organic Apple Growing: Advice From Michael Phillips

Mother interviews Michael Phillips, author of "The Apple Grower," who answers common questions about organic apple growing. Michael tends his Lost Nation Orchard in New Hampshire.



Organic apple growing allows you to bear fruit with considerable impact on both the flavor and the nutrient density. Trees planted in an herbicide strip braced with soluble chemical fertilizers do not yield the same delightful fare as trees sharing a well-composted soil in a diversified ecosystem.
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Recall the greatest tasting locally grown apples you've ever encountered, consult a nursery to be sure the varieties you like will ripen in your climate and then plant the varieties that suit on both counts.
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