Fruit Tree Growing: Our Autumn guide

Plant care & advice

Fruit Tree Growing: Our Autumn guide

William Sibley

Most of us consider Autumn as the time when our fruit trees and plants begin to slowly loose leaf and generally shut down until the spring. The end of their year. Well, that’s true to some extent, but inside the tree, plenty is still happening. In fact, rather than being the end of the year, Autumn is the start of the next, the time when our fruit trees put all the leg work in to make sure they carry a crop of fruit for the year ahead and bring us all so much pleasure. The tree does of course manage all of this winter activity without our help, but there are some things that we can do which will take up the strain a little.

Autumn leaves

William Sibley

Now that the Autumn is upon us, the leaf is starting to change colour and is preparing to drop. This is a perfectly natural response to the beautiful Autumn season.  When the day length shortens so the plant growth becomes less and less until the tree decides “That’s it. I am done for this year. Goodnight”!  This can result in leaves dropping completely, or in the case of citrus, for the old leaf to become rather twisted in a short spiral shape. 

Fungal Disease: Powdery Mildew on Quince and how to treat using natural remedies

William Sibley

Quince are one of our favourite fruits here at Terrace Fruits. Loved by chefs and foodies alike, they are right up there with the very best fruits to grow in the garden or on the terrace.  They suffer very few pest problems but can, however, be susceptible to the fungal disease, Powdery Mildew. Read on to find out how to spot it and how to treat it using chemical free natural remedies.

Advice: For the Citrus Lover in Springtime (with unhappy looking citrus!)

William Sibley

Spring sees most of our fruit plants looking at their best with wonderful shows of blossom and a brand-new suit of lush green leaves. Not so the citrus plants, which take the lengthening days and wildly fluctuating temperatures of a typical UK spring to shed their leaf and all in all, begin to look just a tad scruffy. Read on to find out more about the miracle yet to come!