Category Archives for Fruit Trees

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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Tips for Growing Peaches and Nectarines

PEACHES AND NECTARINES When one considers growing peaches or nectarines at home, some authorities will tell you that there is the choice between growing them as bush trees in the open and as fan-trained against a wall. It is perfectly … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Growing Cherries

Until relatively recently, the idea of growing sweet (dessert) cherries in gardens was not only questionable, it was almost considered idiotic. They made huge trees, were irregular croppers and special provisions had to be made for cross-pollination. The situation has … Continue reading

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Growing Plums and Gages

PLUMS AND GAGES Although an extremely popular and delicious fruit, plums have the disadvantage of being unreliable as regards cropping. Flowering early in the spring (mainly March), they run the risk of having the blossoms frosted. Another snag attached to … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Popular Pear Trees to Grow

PEARS In nearly all respects the cultivation of pears is the same as for apples. The tree forms and shapes are the same, I.e. standards and half-standards, bush trees, cordons and espaliers. However, the pruning of the large and ‘extensive’ … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Popular Types of Apple Trees to Grow

Fruit Reference Section Now that we have had a look at the background and the main considerations that have to be borne in mind as regards fruit growing at home, it’s time to look at the individual fruits that you … Continue reading

15. May 2011 by admin
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Storing Your Fruit Crops

Storage The suitability of the various fruits for some form of storage has changed dramatically in the last twenty years with the arrival of freezers. Hitherto, only apples and pears could be kept whole for any length of time; other … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Exhibiting Your Fruit Crops at Flower Shows

Exhibiting An aspect of picking that sometimes crops up is picking for exhibiting in the local flower show. Apart from the obvious point of the fruits having their characteristic colour, an important point is that the stalks should always be … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Picking and Handling Fruit Crops from Your Garden

  The picking and subsequent storage of fruit must surely be the most important part of the year Having slaved for the previous twelve months to ensure that you have a worthwhile crop, here you are at last, at the … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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Vigour Control for Fruit Trees and Bushes

Having just been told about putting the vigour back into fruit trees, it may seem a bit strange to be told now how to reduce it. However this is not as contrary as it sounds. One of the causes of … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by admin
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