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Posted on 12 Dec 2016

Recommended Fruit Trees Varieties For...

We get questions on a regular basis from people about what varieties of fruit trees grow best in their area…Here’s a list of some of the best varieties of fruit trees for specific areas in Texas…more parts of the country will be added in the future.   Recommended fruit trees varieties for Texas: Amarillo/Lubbock/Panhandle Apples: Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious,... Read More »
Posted on 14 Jul 2016

Five ways to protect your fruit trees...

                                      Five ways to protect your fruit trees and other plants from the summer heat It’s summer – and for many of us, it’s hot and dry. While many plants do well in the warm weather with adequate water, hot and dry conditions can cause stress and weaknesses in even the toughest plant. Here are five ways to protect... Read More »
Posted on 18 Apr 2016

Gardening for Pollinators

    This isn’t as  blog post as much as it’s an opportunity for you to read this excellent article on gardening for pollinators. For the most part, you won’t have fruit on your trees if pollinators are absent. If that’s an issue for you, or if you want to do your part fo help pollinators, check out this... Read More »
Posted on 22 Oct 2014

The Top Five Beneficial Insects for the...

The Top Five Beneficial Insects for the Home Orchard   We all know that insects can be a pest in the garden or orchard. In fact, I’ve devoted a couple of blog posts to control of insect pests, because disease and insect pests tend to be at least occasional problems on almost any cultivated fruit tree.   But thankfully,... Read More »
Posted on 15 Oct 2014

Southern Fruit Ciders

Southern Fruit Ciders An antique cider jug      Apple cider was one of the most popular early American drinks, and not just during the holidays. An entire cider industry existed in the settled part of North America from the 1700’s into the mid 1850’s, with apple orchards and apple cider mills an integral part of many communities. In many... Read More »
Posted on 13 Oct 2014

The Historic Fruit Tree (well, peach...

The Historic Fruit Tree (well, peach and apple) Varieties of the South      The fruit varieties we buy and grow today are the results of decades of marketing and more than a century to commercial fruit production, processes that changed the make up of the available fruit varieties. As urbanization took hold in America in the late 1800’s and... Read More »
Posted on 11 Oct 2014

Five Easy-To-Make Organic Solutions for...

Five Easy-To-Make Organic Solutions for the Orchard and Garden Cultivated fruit trees require attention year round, but especially during the growing season. The most enjoyable part of this attention is watching the fruit grow; the most frustrating part of is dealing with pests and diseases when they arise. Warning: Not all of these solutions work for every situation. Consult... Read More »
Posted on 11 Oct 2014

Your USDA Zone and Why It’s...

Your USDA Zone and Why It’s Important For every fruit tree and plant on our website, we list the USDA zones where the tree or bush grows best. So what on earth is a USDA zone anyway?   The USDA zones are the divisions of the country that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has defined based on... Read More »
Posted on 09 Oct 2014

How Many Fruit Trees Do I Need?

How Many Fruit Trees Do I Need? Our goal here is to provide you as many fruit trees as you want. We sometimes get this question from people interested in our trees: “How many fruit trees do I need?” The answer is as variable as the people asking. For people wanting to grow fruit for profit, plant as many... Read More »
Posted on 03 Oct 2014

How to Clone Pomegranate Trees At Home

How to Clone Pomegranate Trees At Home   Most cultivated (non-wild) fruit trees are grafted onto a rootstock. The rootstock is a variety bred specifically for the quality it gives the fruit tree from the roots. Nemaguard, for example, is a rootstock we use that protects the almonds, peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums from certain harmful soil nematodes. Grafting... Read More »