Plant a Paw-Paw Patch

Many people have heard of paw-paws, especially from a children’s song. It is considered an exotic fruit, but I don’t…

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Pruning Vocabulary

Each subject has it’s own vocabulary and pruning is no different from the others. The following is a list of…

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Nylon Footies: Excellent Insect Barrier

The results are in; Nylon Footies are 100% effective against apple maggots & 96-98% effective against coddling moths. The environmentally…

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Bitter Pit: Cause and Control

At this year’s All About Fruit Show, many home growers had bitter pit problems in apples and Asian pears. Bitter…

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Scoring and Notching: A Method in Tree Training

Scoring is the technique of cutting into the bark of a young tree. By cutting into the bark, to the…

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Budding: What to do Before and After

Every year HOS holds a budding workshop at the┬áHOS Arboretum. HOS members will demonstrate how to bud and rootstocks will…

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How to Prune Fruit Trees

Many articles have been written on how to prune fruit trees or crops. Opinions as to the best methods of…

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Just How Large is a Standard Tree Anyway?

When reading the descriptions of dwarf, semi-dwarf, dwarfing rootstocks, you come across statements like this, “produces a tree 50-60% of…

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