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Blossom Watch – the buds have popped!

After a few sunny days and warmer temperatures, the buds in the orchard have popped and started to bloom.   The flowers are blossoming in clusters. There are usually 3-4 blossoms on each branch. The center bud is called the “king blossom” and will open first. It will most likely become the larger apple on…
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Blossom Watch 2022

Blossom Watch 2022

Well, it is the official kick-off to Blossom Watch 2022. A huge snow fall in the middle of April is not how we expected the blossom season to start! On April 19, Southern Ontario was hit with a blast of snow. Here is Caledon, about 8cm accumulated on the ground. Fortunately the temperatures did not…
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Ciderhouse Bistro closed

Dear Spirit Tree patrons, The last two years have been a challenging time for small businesses, especially those in the restaurant industry. At Spirit Tree, we have pivoted our business several times, opening and closing as the provincial guidelines required. Between reduced capacities and employee shortages; as well as the ongoing opening and closing of…
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Show your support and vote in the Reader’s Choice Awards

It’s an honour just to be nominated!! No really, we are very grateful to be nominated for the Caledon Enterprise Reader’s Choice Awards. Spirit Tree was nominated in 9 categories and we would be so grateful if you would cast your vote! Best Bakery Best Farm Market Best Orchard/Fruit Picking Best Cafe/Bistro Best Casual Fine…
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May Virtual Cider and Cheese Tasting SOLD OUT

Join us for an interactive virtual Cider and Cheese Tasting, hosted by Thomas Wilson, Cider Master, and Gurth Pretty, the Master of the Cheese.The evening will include three specialty Spirit Tree Ciders, paired with three delicious cheeses for two! Your ticket includes: Ciders for two: Pear Cider – Finally back in stock, this cider is made from…
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Blossom Watch 2021 – Dealing with frosty mornings

It’s the official launch of Blossom Watch 2021! We have had warmer spring so the buds are starting to pop a little sooner then normal. This means we expect the blossoms will also come a bit sooner in May. We have been watching the weather reports closely. They were calling for below zero temps and…
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12 Days of Christmas Give-Away

Over the last few weeks, we have been celebrating our 12 Days of Christmas! Spirit Tree has always been known for great cider and our wood-fired oven, but we also have a large variety of Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Check them out: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave…
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Peachy Pear Design Contest

UPDATED June 15. We have selected the winner! The submissions are in! Check out the incredible artwork! When we decided to do a contest to design the label for our new Peachy Pear Cider, we were only expecting a few entries. We were absolutely blown away by what came in! This is such a creative…
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Blossom Watch 2020 – That’s a wrap!

And that’s a wrap folks! The blossom season was very short this year. The trees were budding for about 2 weeks but with the warm weather, the blossoms only lasted about 5 days.   There were lots of blossoms this year, which means lots of apples this fall for picking and cider!   Thanks to…
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Blossom Watch 2020 – honeybees hard at work

The honeybees have been very happy in the last few days! With the trees blooming, they are hard at work pollinating all the blooms. The bees help cross-pollinate the apple blooms and ensure we have a healthy harvest in the fall. The bees are an essential part of the pollination process for the formation of…
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