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Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

If you love home-grown organic fruits but don’t have a huge backyard to grow what you please, there’s a way around it. Foster a rooftop orchard with your favorite fruit trees. Don’t have a rooftop? Not a problem. Growing fruit trees in containers is easy and you don’t need much space. You may even be […]

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Apple Tree Diseases & How to Cure Them

Juicy, delicious, and crisp to bite into – apples are a widely enjoyed fruit around the world for their nectar-sweet and tangy flavor. Unfortunately, growing apples can be a challenge, mainly because of common apple tree diseases.  Apples belong to the rose family (Rosaceae) which is particularly vulnerable to a host of different diseases. Depending […]

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Popular Fig Varieties List

Fig fruit is in the mulberry family. There are some 800 types of figs, genus Ficus, but the most popular fig varieties that we grow for the delicious fruits are all varieties of Ficus carica, the common fig tree. Most Popular Fig Trees The edible fig tree types (that is, common fig plant varieties) do […]

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Pollination in Fruit Trees

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the male part of a blossom to the female part of a blossom. Fertilization occurs within the ovary when a sperm cell from a pollen grain unites with an egg to produce an embryo which then develops into a seed. After fertilization, the ovary that contains the […]

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Why Is My Blueberry Plant Not Producing Fruit?

So, you have blueberry plants, but you don’t have blueberries. What’s up with that? Find out why your blueberry plant is not producing fruit. Best Selling Blueberry Bushes Blueberry plants are a fun and easy way to bring backyard gardening into your life and delicious berries into your bellies. They are one of the only […]

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Fruit Trees for the Midwest

There are many different kinds of fruit trees that are well adapted for growing in the American Midwest. The backyard orchardist can choose from popular apple, pear, Asian pear, peach, nectarine, cherry, and plum tree varieties. A little more obscure, but just as much fun to grow are persimmons and pawpaws. Growing your own fruit […]