Category Archives for Fruit Gardening

Growing Apricots and Family Trees

APRICOTS Apricots can perfectly well be grown in the UK, but they need to be fan-trained against a south or west wall to be successful. Their cultivation is as for peaches and nectarines. Oddly enough, even though fewer trees are … Continue reading

21. May 2011 by admin
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Guide to Growing Blueberries

Blueberry Growing These are becoming increasingly popular in this country, both for growing in gardens and simply for buying and eating the fruit. Botanically, the blueberry is Vaccinium corymbosum, a deciduous ericaceous shrub. The heather-like flowers are seen in April/ … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Guide to Growing Kiwi Fruit

To be honest, and despite what is frequently said and written about them, kiwi fruit are in the same category of hardiness as grapes. If you live in the south, you may be lucky and take a crop off them … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Growing Quince and Medlars

Neither of these fruits is grown widely, but both are perfectly easy. They are interesting and different fruits and have the virtue also of carrying attractive blossoms in the spring. Let us take the quince first.  Quinces Most of us … Continue reading

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Growing Red and White Currants

Red Currants The cultivation of red (and white) currants is largely the same as that of gooseberries. They are grown as bushes on a short ‘leg’ and the aim should be to build up a branch system furnished with fruiting … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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How to Grow Blackcurrants

Growing Currant Bushes It seems that currants have always been something of the Cinderellas of the fruit world, where gardens are concerned. They are not often eaten as a fresh fruit but are some of the best there are for … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Tips for Growing Blackberries

Until quite recently, blackberries were hardly ever grown in gardens. The main problems were their size and vigour and the thorns. Although we still lack a dwarf blackberry, there are now several thornless selections and hybrids with less vigour. Added … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Tips for Growing Gooseberries

  Of all the different bush fruits, gooseberries have traditionally been the most popular in gardens; and rightly so. What other fruit takes up so little room compared to the crop it produces and whose fruits can be either cooked … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Growing Hybrid Cane Fruits and Berries

  When we come to the hybrid cane fruits, the one that springs immediately to mind is the loganberry. This, like most of the others, is a hybrid between a blackberry and a raspberry, but being American in origin, these … Continue reading

16. May 2011 by admin
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Tips for Growing Raspberries

RASPBERRIES Raspberries are probably second only to strawberries in their popularity as a garden fruit. They are easy to grow and any surplus can always be frozen. Their main disadvantage is that they take up a lot of room; not … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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