Tag: fruit trees

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....

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...

Winter Is Bare Root Season

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UNITED STATES—While dormant for winter, some types of plants get dug from the soil and sent to nurseries as 'bare root' stock. Some get...

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...

Mild Weather Is Still Problematic

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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...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...
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