Get ready! It’s time to spray peach and nectarine trees for peach leaf curl! But first, a little story… When I was a kid, I was in charge of watering the family peach tree, a freestone variety called O’Henry. It was a delicious, juice-dribbling-down-your-chin kind of peach. I still have fond memories of taking a […] Finish reading: It’s time to spray trees for peach leaf curl!
Do you need to give a holiday or birthday gift but you’ve run out of ideas? Consider giving a citrus tree. There are so many different kinds! You can gift an orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, kumquat, pomelo, tangerine or even a mandarin tree. Just tie a bow around it and print a copy of this […] Finish reading: Citrus trees make a great gift!
Apricot trees are the one deciduous* fruit tree that should not be pruned during winter after leaves drop. Apricot trees pruned in winter are susceptible to a disease called Eutypa dieback. The fungus enters the pruning wounds and infects the tree. The symptoms of Eutypa show up in late spring or summer. Trees ooze sap […] Finish reading: Apricot Tree PruningEutypa Dieback
One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthier in 2016, and I think adding more persimmons to my diet is a great first step. I think a lot of people have made the pledge to be healthy, but it’s important to REPLACE unhealthy foods with healthy ones. So, this year I’m replacing eating […] Finish reading: Drying PersimmonsDIY
If you live in USDA zones 8 and higher, you may be one of those lucky people who has a citrus tree in the landscape. (USDA zone 7 gardeners can also grow citrus but need to take more precautions during winter to protect their trees). Citrus trees do best with protection from cold air and […] Finish reading: How to Harvest and Store Citrus