Fruit

Oriental Fruit Moth in Peaches

Oriental Fruit Moth in Peaches

Do your peaches have a gummy, sticky, clear dab on them as if someone put a touch of glue from a hot glue gun on the peach? If you answered “yes”, you’ve got a problem with the Oriental fruit moth or Grapholita molesta. It’s the […]

How to Can Peaches

How to Can Peaches

I learned how to can peaches from the Ball Book of Home Preserving, a cookbook I recommend to those interested in learning how to can and preserve fresh garden produce. ¬†Yesterday, Hubby helped me can peaches, and we were able to preserve nine pints. Here’s […]

Growing a Lemon Tree from Seeds, an Update

Growing a Lemon Tree from Seeds, an Update

Two years ago, I began an experiment to grow lemon trees from seeds. These seeds were simply seeds picked out of store-bought lemons. One tree survived – and flourished. Let’s take a look at two years of progress on my lemon tree grown from a […]

What Does Dwarf Fruit Tree Mean?

What Does Dwarf Fruit Tree Mean?

What does “dwarf fruit tree” mean? What do the terms semi-dwarf and standard mean? I’ll explain what these terms mean and how they change how you grow fruit in your backyard. What Is a “Dwarf Fruit Tree”? A dwarf fruit tree doesn’t mean the apples […]

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

Growing Fruit Trees in Containers

For many people with limited backyard space, or folks living in apartments or condos, growing fruit trees in containers allows them to enjoy the fun of growing their own fruit. You can even grow warm climate fruit like lemons or figs in containers and just […]