Save the Honeybee!

Save the Honeybee!

Scientist think they’ve identified two problematic chemicals that are contributing to colony collapse disorder. Hockaday Orchards is committed to protecting our bees and will be label checking to make sure we are not using either chemical. Two chemicals –...
Spring 2014 Is Finally Here!

Spring 2014 Is Finally Here!

It has been a very long winter, here in NW Montana! Spring has finally arrived. There is still a lot of snow in the mountains, but things are getting warmer. We should be seeing blooms in the next couple of weeks!
Update – July 7, 2013

Update – July 7, 2013

We have had a week of very high heat. This is putting a lot of color on the cherries. We are anticipating the season beginning around July 20th. This is only an estimate, but we believe we will be very close to that date.
June 2013 Cherry Status

June 2013 Cherry Status

The cherries are looking beautiful! We have a good set and they are growing rapidly in size with all the rain we’ve had.
New Trees Planted

New Trees Planted

Two years ago, we planted 30 new trees. We had a mix of 15 Bing trees, 5 Peach Plums and 5 Rainiers. This year, we were lucky to find an exemplary stock of new trees. We planted 30 more a mix of Bings and Chelans. We are excited to see these trees grow and mature. We...