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Updated: July 22, 2021

Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting

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.
pear tree with fruit
Updated: July 22, 2021

Fruit Disease and Insect Pest Control and Prevention

Growing many types of fruit successfully (especially tree fruits) even for backyard growers requires taking measures to prevent insect and disease problems.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Home Fruit Disease and Pest Prevention Spray Schedule

Home Fruit Preventative Spray Schedule for Insect Pest and Diseases.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Fertilizing Fruits

Fruit plants need adequate soil nutrients for good growth and fruiting.
Updated: June 15, 2021

Why Prune Fruit Trees?

Tree fruit pruning is an important practice when growing backyard fruit trees.
Person pruning a branch from a cherry tree
Updated: June 14, 2021

Growing, Selecting, Planting Peach and Cherry Trees

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.
ripe peaches on a tree
Updated: June 1, 2021

Growing, Selecting, Planting Pear Trees

Pears share many cultural similarities and pest problems with apples. They are botanically grouped with apples and are collectively called 'pome fruits'.
pear tree with fruit
Updated: April 30, 2021

Storing Garden Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have various and specific ways to properly store them to prevent spoilage and ensure the best flavor.
assortment of vegetables in a basket
Updated: April 19, 2021

Training and Pruning Peach and Cherry Trees

Pruning young and mature peach and cherry trees is important to keep them healthy and productive.
Person pruning a branch from a cherry tree
Updated: April 8, 2021

Growing, Selecting, Root Stock, Spacing, Planting Apple Trees

Disease-resistant apples are excellent candidates for the backyard garden as long as you are committed to the attention to detail and pest management that the crop requires.
ripe apples on a tree