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 […]

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 […]

Where to Plant Fruit Trees

Where to Plant Fruit Trees

Once you’ve chosen the types of fruit you’d like to grow, it’s time to figure out where to plant fruit trees. Where to Plant Fruit Trees You can grow fruit trees in the ground or in containers. The containers have to be big, and the […]

What Fruit Trees Can I Plant?

What Fruit Trees Can I Plant?

What fruit trees can I plant? When you’re planning a home orchard, that may be the first thing you wonder to yourself. Can you plant apple trees, or do they get too big? How about pear trees – your family loves pears, so wouldn’t a […]