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Grape variety identification

This article describes how to identify grape varieties for commercial or home/hobby vineyards and landscapes.

By Patricia Skinkis

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Home Orchard Society

If you are a serious orchardist or perhaps a curious hobby gardener, the Home Orchard Society provides you with the best source of information and knowledge, mixed in the context of like-minded friendships, to make fruit growing an enriching experience.


Fruit tree planting

Information on fruit tree planting from "Concepts from Start to Finish".

By Steve Renquist

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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

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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

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When to pick and how to ripen pears to perfection

Oct 1, 2007
A freshly picked pear is probably not ready to eat.

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I have a small orchard, is it too soon to prune?

I have a small orchard of mostly dwarf pear, plum, peach, nectarine, apple. I'm wondering if it is too soon (1/24/18) to prune these trees given that we haven't had a significant frost/freeze yet? I usually prune around this time but am hesitant. The new buds are getting ready to pop it seems with...

By Ross Penhallegon