Tag: fruit

Citrus Fruits Ripen Through Winter

UNITED STATES—Winter seems like an odd time for fruit to ripen. Winter weather is cool enough to inhibit vascular activity in plants. That is...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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...

Pomes Produce Better Than Palms

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 Winter Fruits

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

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

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

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...

Summer Kicks Off Fruit Season

UNITED STATES—I love the summer months, but I also hate the summer months. I hate summer because of the intense heat, but I love...

Plant Physiology Can Be Deceiving

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

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...
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