Updated: March 15, 2023
Buying and Planting Fruit Trees
Growing tree fruit successfully in the home landscape is challenging and potentially rewarding. Tree fruits are subject to many problems (insects, diseases, weather extremes, wildlife) which can frustrate the novice grower and seasoned gardener alike.
Updated: February 20, 2023
Peach, Cherry, Plum, Nectarine, and Apricot Selection for Home Gardens
Peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and cherries are all closely related members of the Prunus genus and are commonly referred to as stone fruits. Planting stone fruit presents some unique challenges for the backyard grower such as blooms suffering damage from late spring frosts, diseases, and insect pests.