Springtime in the orchard

Everything is coming to life in the Coaldale Walnuts orchard as the trees finally come out of their winter dormancy and put on a beautiful show of spring growth. Here are some photos – from afar the trees still don’t look very impressive but closer up you can see the lovely coppery new foliage and the tiny flowers and catkins.

Our biggest concern as this time of year is a late frost that could burn off all this soft new growth – one of the drawbacks of farming in Tassie! We put on the sprinklers to help raise the temperature slightly when a frost is predicted, but we rely on a little bit of luck, too. Cross your fingers for us..

From afar the walnut trees still look a bit skeletal…
… but closer up you can see the lovely coppery new foliage …
… tiny flowers…
… and catkins.

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