Tag: fruit

Fruit From Non Fruit Trees

UNITED STATES—Those of us who grew up with the old fashioned stone fruit orchards or vineyards might remember some of the traditional methods for...

Winter Pruning Of Fruit Trees

UNITED STATES—The vast orchards of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys might make the impression that production of fruit is easy. The trees naturally...

Plant Physiology Can Be Deceiving

UNITED STATES—Many of us already understand that daisies, sunflowers, asters and all related flowers are composite flowers, which bloom as many tiny flowers clustered...

When Life Gives You Lemons

UNITED STATES—When life gives you lemons, it is likely this time of year. Although, the most popular garden varieties of lemon, like 'Meyer' and...

Fire Up The Grill!

UNITED STATES—I’ve been to my fair share of barbecues over the years. During my childhood, they involved burgers on the beach, hot dogs at...

Muddled, Shaken, Stirred

UNITED STATES—Whenever I visit a new restaurant, I order a specialty drink, to experience as many different flavors as I can. I've tried variations...

Hydration In The Heat

UNITED STATES—I know I don’t drink enough water. Some of my friends track the amount of water they consume every day, making sure to...

Enjoy The Fruit Of Summer

UNITED STATES—Is a prune really just a dried plum? No! A plum is really a prune. In fact, all 'stone fruit' are of the...

Berries Are For The Birds

UNITED STATES—It is probably no coincidence that certain berries and small fruits are so colorful through winter while colorful flowers are relatively scarce. Like...

The Secret Affairs Of Pollination

UNITED STATES—There are some things about plants that we might be better off not knowing about. For instance, their idea of sex is even...

Forage To Find Unexpected Fruit

UNITED STATES—Felton League, the Facebook group of the homeless and their friends in Felton, California, briefly mentions the source of some interesting, but typically...

Warm Weather Confuses Dormant Plants

UNITED STATES—Climate is what makes gardening so excellent here. It is just warm enough in summer for plants that like a bit of heat,...

Prune Now For Fruit Later

UNITED STATES—Modern fruit trees have been so extensively bred to produce abundant and unnaturally large fruit, that most types are unable to support the...

Colorful Berries Linger Through Winter

UNITED STATES—Just as many flowers attract pollinators with color, some types of fruit employ color to get the attention of birds and other animals....

Fruit For Jellin’ Like A Melon

UNITED STATES—Jelly and jam made from garden grown fruit affords more prestigious bragging rights than merely growing the fruit. Using unusual or disregarded fruit...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (7)

UNITED STATES—“Eee ha!” shouted Gloria as Rusty’s red pickup sped over stretches of what had once been Route 66. “We’re bringing relief and salvation...

Riot On The Southwest Chief (1)

UNITED STATES—Raveendran Patel looked forlornly at the Kansas plains emerging from the dawn mists at daybreak, behind the panoramic glass of the observation car....

Mild Weather Is Still Problematic

UNITED STATES—It is amazing that so many orchards are so productive in California, and that so many similar orchards had formerly been productive in...

The Kiwi, Sweet, Yet Not Too Sweet

UNITED STATES—I am indeed a fan of tropical fruits like the mango, coconut, papaya, passion fruit and kiwi.  Yes, kiwi.  It was a staple...

Colorful Autumn And Winter Berries

UNITED STATES—Before the colorful foliage of autumn falls and gets raked away, a few types of berries and fruit start to provide a bit...
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