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    … Updated: November 12, 2021 Food Gardening Fruits   General Fertilizing Fruits Fruit Disease and Insect … or Insects Watering, Fertilizing, Harvesting Strawberries Tree Fruits Thinning Fruits of Fruit Trees Tree Fruit Pollination Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting …

  • Tree Fruit Purchasing and Planting

    … 2021 If you have the space, desire, and commitment to grow tree fruits consider these points before selecting your cultivars: … “Container” varieties tend to be disappointing. Most tree fruits suited for the mid-Atlantic region are …

  • Thinning Fruits of Fruit Trees

    … Updated: March 11, 2021 Thinning young fruit from a peach tree The practice of fruit thinning contributes to your tree’s success.   Reasons for thinning the fruit on a fruit … Insects and diseases are more difficult to control when fruits hang in clusters. How to thin fruits on a fruit tree

  • Fruit Quality: The Importance of Fruit Textural Characteristics

    … combination with other quality parameters. For wholesale, fruits will be harvested when the fruit presents a firm … canopy optimizes light distribution to all fruit on the tree. Incorrect pruning can lead to fruit shading, leading to … are such important practices. By ensuring all fruit on a tree receive proper, uniform sunlight the desired texture …

  • Fuji Apple Fruit Quality: Effect of Harvest Maturity and Storage Temperatures

    … harvested at three different times during ripening on the tree: (i) two weeks before anticipated commercial harvest, … 1A). This was attributed to the immature stage of the fruits in the first stage. In the second ripening stage, low … storage. Starch content changes: When fruit ripens on the tree, starch in the fruit flesh is converted to sugars. …

  • Ethylene and the Regulation of Fruit Ripening

    … Figure 2. Examples of climacteric fruits and non-climacteric fruits. Updated: July 22, 2021 By … importance so fruit does not become over-ripe on the tree or during postharvest storage, which will render it … ripening process, which allows for keeping fruit on the tree for a longer time and preventing fruit drop. …

  • Ornamental Cherry Trees: Identify and Manage Problems

    … Blooming ornamental cherry tree Updated: October 26, 2021 Key points Ornamental … habit, and width. Select a site that can accommodate the tree's mature size and width.  Don't crowd trees. Poor air … Disease and insect resistant plants Example of a resistant tree: Kwanzan cherry ( Prunus serrulata  ‘Kwanzan’)',  …

  • Why Prune Fruit Trees?

    … to perform only moderate pruning in later years to keep tree growth from becoming too thick and to correct minor … structural weaknesses. In addition, a properly trained tree should not require large pruning cuts, which provide an … for disease organisms. In early training, keep an ideal tree in mind, and do the best you can to attain that ideal. …

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

    … Apple Trees There are many insect and disease pests of tree fruits (especially apple and peach), it is very difficult to … to control pests and produce high-quality fruit. Apple tree purchasing and planting Tree Fruit Purchasing and …

  • Training and Pruning Apple and Pear Trees

    … and fruiting in young trees. Pruning a young apple tree A one-year-old bare-root whip is ideal to plant. Cut it … the plant’s previous shoot-to-root ratio. For a branched tree: Leave branches that are wide-angled and arranged … and will grow little. On young bearing trees, leave fruits closer to the trunk, but not heavily at the end of the …