Fruits and Berries

Blueberry- How to Plant the Best Blueberry Bushes

The blueberry (vaccinium spp.) is a tasty blue fruit found on bushes that have red fall foliage. Blueberry plants are outstanding additions to a landscape. If you want to plant the best blueberry bushes you will need some facts and information to lead you to that goal. Where and When to Plant Blueberries Blueberries should be [...]

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Fig Trees- Growing, Pruning, and Caring for Ficus carica Varieties

Fig trees, Ficus carica, produce a tasty, edible fruit we all know as figs.Find fig tree facts and information, and learn how to grow and care for fig trees in your yard or garden. Fig Tree Facts Fig trees are deciduous trees that have been around a long time. They grow in warmer Zones 7-9 [...]

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Raspberries- Facts and Information on Raspberries

The cultivated raspberries are derived from three species, the European Red Raspberry of North America, R. Idaeus variety strigosus, and the Blackcap Raspberry, R. Occidentalis. Hybrids between Blackcap and Red Raspberries are known as Purple Raspberries and are grown extensively commercially in New York, and in other states, as well as Canada. Several species of Oriental [...]

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Culinary and Dessert Apples

Culinary and dessert apples come in a wide variety of texture, colors and tastes. They belong in the family Rosaceae and are known as Malus domestica apples. They are complex selections and hybrids taken from M. Pumila with M. Sylvestris and M. Mitis. The shape of the fruit varies from spheres like ‘Granny Smith’ and [...]

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Using Berries and Fruits for Flower Arrangements

If you enjoy making flower arrangements, you will be glad to know that you can use some home grown plants and shrubs as a source for many types of beautiful berries and fruits. Some of these can be found in the fall or winter months, when there is not much else blooming, while others prefer [...]

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