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Can a pluot pollinator be plum or apricot?

I have a Flavor Supreme pluot. The year before last it had a lot of fruit. I do not have a pollinator for it, but the neighbor's have a plum. Last year it had only a few fruits. I want to get a pollinator. According to what I read it needs to be another pluot or a plum (there is a list of them). Why...

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Is my apple tree wounded?

I have a Gala apple tree, around 5 years old. It is a good producer and appears to be in good health, but as you know, requires lots of attention... spraying, etc. I had some apple scab problems with it for the last two years, which I gather is pretty common with Galas, but now seem to have that...

By Ross Penhallegon

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Grape Pruning Basics

Grapes fruit on lateral shoots on year-old canes. All grapes require heavy pruning to produce fruit, but after the first three growing seasons, different types of grapes need different pruning. Wine...

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Pucker up, it’s time to talk lemons

Apr 20, 2018
With their fragrant flowers and sweet flavor, Meyer lemons are a popular citrus to grow in a pot.

By Kym Pokorny
Apr 20, 2018

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Expert tips for growing kiwifruit

Apr 27, 2018
Hardy kiwifruit go through freezing weather better than the familiar fuzzy kiwifruit, so they are a good candidate for the home garden.

By Kym Pokorny
Apr 27, 2018

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Spring is the time to turn attention to blackberries and raspberries

Apr 7, 2017
Get the berry season off to a good start with some fertilizer and a trim

By Kym Pokorny
Apr 7, 2017

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Can a pluot pollinator be plum or apricot?

I have a Flavor Supreme pluot. The year before last it had a lot of fruit. I do not have a pollinator for it, but the neighbor's have a plum. Last year it had only a few fruits. I want to get a pollinator. According to what I read it needs to be another pluot or a plum (there is a list of them). Why...