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Cherries & Kiwis Grow on Rogue Farms

We planted the two fruits in our Revolution Garden last week.


Last Friday, Rogue Farms Plant Whisperer, Stacia and a few fellow Rogues got their hands dirty planting brand new experimental crops near the Revolution Garden. Stacia had picked out nine cherry trees and two Kiwi plants to take root in the fertile Willamette Valley soil.

Most of the cherry trees are dwarf or semi-dwarf Rainier Cherry. Some are graphed with multiple varieties to help with pollination down the line.
Most of the cherry trees are dwarf or semi-dwarf Rainier Cherry. Some are graphed with multiple varieties to help with pollination down the line.

We arranged the trees with enough space between them before digging holes.

Holes dug for planting needed to be two times as deep and two times as wide as the temporary plastic pots the trees came in.
Holes dug for planting needed to be two times as deep and two times as wide as the temporary plastic pots the trees came in.

Then we planted two Kiwi plants just inside the garden so that they grow up around the entrance sign.

The Revolution Garden entrance sign will act as a trellis for the Kiwis’ climbing vines
The Revolution Garden entrance sign will act as a trellis for the Kiwis’ climbing vines

Our Rogue Farms potbellied pigs, Voo and Doo would have helped dig but they were too busy napping.

In preparation for the winter, Voo and Doo have doubled up on hay for their bed and installed a heating lamp in their house as well.
In preparation for the winter, Voo and Doo have doubled up on hay for their bed and installed a heating lamp in their house as well.

We have no guarantee these plants will yield fruit in the next harvest — or even at all — but we are willing to try. That’s the risk Rogues take when growing beer and spirits.