Tag: fruit

Pomes Produce Better Than Palms

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UNITED STATES—Dates, coconuts, acai berries and palm oil grow on palm trees. All are rare in local home gardens. The palms that are popular...

Citrus Are Summery Fruits Of Winter

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UNITED STATES—Citrus seem like such summery fruits. Chilled lemonade and lemon meringue pie are best during warm weather. There are certainly plenty of lemons...

Fruit Trees Need Specialized Pruning

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UNITED STATES—For centuries, fruit trees have been bred to produce unnaturally abundant and unnaturally big fruit. That has worked out well for those who...

Fruit From Non Fruit Trees

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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....
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