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Whether you use organic or conventional orchard practices, several websites can provide you with a great deal of information about insect and disease pressure, spray timing, frost predictions and a whole lot more. Here are a few of the best:

UMaine Cooperative Extension:
Cornell University:
University of Vermont:
Holistic Orchard Network:

Apple Crop

Cornell University: Grafting

Lost Nation Orchard - Michael Phillips (author, The Apple Grower)- Organic Orcharding

North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)

Penn State Extension

UMass Extension Fruit Program

Renovating Old, Abandoned Apple Trees

Apple Pest reports:
New York


Orchard Ladders

Baldwin Orchard Ladders
Sturdy lightweight traditionally shaped wooden orchard ladders have wide bottoms for stability and narrow tops for easy handling and placement. Contact the manufacturer:

Peter Baldwin



Cider Presses:

Talisman Farm in Colorado runs the Cider Digest, an electronic newsletter and forum about all things cider. Invaluable resource, and the past issues are also archived for download. Well worth subscribing to.

West County Cider in western Massachusetts crafts hard ciders using Golden Russets and Baldwins.

Poverty Lane Orchards & Farnham Hill Ciders in New Hampshire crafts cider using traditional English cider apple varieties. Friend of Fedco Trees whose advice and gifts of scionwood have guided our variety offerings.

Nashoba Valley Winery in Massachusetts is a unique orchard, brewery, winery, distillery, great restaurant and friend to Fedco. They offer many varieties of fruit, including some English cider apples, as pick-your-own. Along with their wines and cider, the new distillery line includes apple and pear brandies.

UK Campaign for Real Ale has a sub-group called APPLE (the Apple and Pear Product Liaison Executive) to promote cider and perry (hard pear cider).

And in case you need a new cider press...
Correll Cider Press:
Lehman's Non-electric:


Pest Management

Pest Management at the University of Maine

National Park Service Integrated Pest Management Manual

Scaffolds Fruit Journal - IPM : Cornell University, NY St Agricultural Experiment Station



Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

U.S. Forest Service : New Woody Plant Seed Manual (download pdf)

Chelsea Green - Books for Sustainable Living