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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 […]

How to Grow a Pomegranate Tree

Pomegranates are a rare delicacy that has always been a bit hard to get since they require a little more effort than your general plant. Their seeds are delicious; also called arils, but are not the only thing these fruits are desired for. They also have a famous reputation when it comes to their thirst-quenching […]

How To Grow Muscadine Grapes

A warm-climate loving variety, Muscadine Grapes are essential for the southern garden. Not only are they easy to grow, but they also produce prolifically. If you’ve been dreaming of making lots of jam, jelly, or wine, muscadines are for you. This blog will teach you how to grow muscadine grapes. Muscadine grapes are an adaptation of […]

Backyard Fruit Trees for Beginners

If you are looking for the best place to buy fruit trees online look no further! Growing your own fruits in your own backyard is one of life’s simple pleasures. However, some types of fruit trees can be challenging to grow – what with pests, diseases, and specialized cultivation requirements. Here, though, we introduce some […]

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How to Winterize a Fig Tree

Most fig trees are hardy only in USDA zones 7 and higher, but you don’t have to move down South to have one. There are ways to grow your own fresh figs, even up North! Start by selecting the  most cold-hardy varieties. Among the best are Celeste Fig, Brown Turkey Fig, Ventura, and the most […]

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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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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 […]