Tag: fruit trees

Citrus Trees Are Dutifully And Abundantly Fruitful

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UNITED STATES—Winter is the primary season for citrus fruits. Some ripen significantly earlier. Some ripen significantly later. Many citrus trees continue to produce a...

Planting Bare Root Stock Properly

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UNITED STATES—Bare root season began as the Christmas season ended. Literally, as the last Christmas trees relinquished their space in nurseries, bare root stock...

Bare Root Stock Is Seasonal Through Winter

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UNITED STATES—Dormant pruning happens during winter, while the plants that benefit from it are dormant. Obviously, it would not be dormant pruning otherwise. Such...

Dormant Pruning Promotes Fruit Production

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UNITED STATES—While they are dormant through winter, deciduous fruit trees require specialized 'dormant pruning.' Exceptions are rare. Most need major pruning that might seem...

Bare Root Stock Just Makes Sense

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UNITED STATES—Winter has the potential to be a slow season for gardening. Simple gardens may not require much dormant pruning. Established gardens may not...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Many plants should get most of the pruning they need while they are dormant in winter. Such pruning is less stressful because it...

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...

Bare Root Season Has Already Begun

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UNITED STATES—Before all the Christmas trees were sold and relinquished their space, the smaller types of bare root stock started arriving in local nurseries....

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...

Plant Bare Root Plants Properly

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UNITED STATES—Compared to canned (potted) nursery stock, bare root plants have a few advantages. They are less expensive, easier to handle, more conducive to...

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...

Bare Root Season Is Now

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UNITED STATES—Autumn really is the season for planting. That is the general rule. One generalization about general rules is that they generally do not...

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...

Proper Bare Root Planting Technique

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UNITED STATES—Bare root plants are less expensive, easier to handle, and easier to prune into a desired form than canned (potted) plants are. Also,...

Bare Root Stock Is Here

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UNITED STATES—Christmas tree lots at nurseries come and go at a good time. Cut and live Christmas trees become marketable just as retail sales...

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...

Most Pruning Happens In Winter

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UNITED STATES—Without specialized pruning while they are bare and dormant in winter, many deciduous fruit trees would be overburdened by their own fruit next...

Bare Root Stock Has Advantages

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UNITED STATES—Anyone who has had undergone surgery knows the advantages of unconsciousness. Any frat boy who woke up after a night of overly indulgent...

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...

Bloom Is Earlier If Forced

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UNITED STATES—Properly pruned deciduous fruit trees probably do not have too many extra stems to spare now. Neglected trees would have more to offer....
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