How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Many (close to 700) rootstocks were obtained at the Scion and Rootstock sale (2003). I hope all will be grafted….

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Fruit Vs. Shade

In my home orchard I have a shade problem. On the south side of my orchard, my neighbor’s trees provide…

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The Practice of Grafting

The practice of grafting is an ancient one. Theophrastus, the Greek plantsman credited as the founder of botany who died…

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Persimmons & Medlar

Is a Persimmon or Medlar in your future? Or have you thought them too exotic for your yard or possibly…

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Mulch Your Fruit Trees!

Mulching is an easy way to cut down on water loss by plants and soil, as well as to slowly…

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Potted Fruit Trees

A few years ago I was forced to start growing my apple trees in pots when I moved to an…

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Building a Tree, The Grafting Skill

The goal of grafting and budding is to join together two living plant parts so that the whole grows as…

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