Fruits

Growing Apple Trees

Growing Apple Trees

Delicious and crunchy apple fruit has many health benefits and also very easy to grow in your yard. The first thing you need to grow apples is a long-term commitment. Growing apples takes considerable time and quite a bit of work. Still, if one of your fondest childhood memories is the apple tree in your backyard, producing your own apples is a satisfying part of gardening.

Site selection. This hardy, deciduous woody perennial apple tree grows in all kind of temperature zones. Before you begin growing apples, make sure you have room for at least two trees. Typically, two apple trees bear enough fruit to keep a family of four in good supply. Apple trees need to grow in full sun, which means they need at least six hours of sunlight each day. Even dwarf varieties need to be spaced at least 8-feet apart. It is also essential to provide your trees with good drainage. Although apple trees tolerate a variety of soil types, they prefer sandy loam to sandy clay loam with a pH of about 6.5.

Growing Fruits: Avocado

Growing Fruits: Avocado

The avocado fruit has a lot of health benefits. Many people are starting to take notice of this. As a result more and more avocado trees are being planted in backyards. This tree does not require a lot of care for it to survive. However there are certain guidelines that should be followed to ensure its survival.


Avocado is a medium to large evergreen tree with large, leathery, deep green leaves. It has limited commercial value in the lower Rio Grande Valley and is often found in landscapes across South Texas. The popularity of its fruit, particularly in Mexican food dishes, and its tropical appearance have spurred considerable interest in growing avocados at home.

Growing Raspberries

Growing Raspberries

Fresh raspberries are a delectable summertime garden treat. They are delicious in jams, cakes, custards, crepes, and many other mouth-watering culinary delights. Growing your own garden-fresh raspberries is enjoyable as well as economical.

Raspberries are cultivated for their delicious sweet fruits. They are eaten fresh or can be frozen for later use. They are also used to make jam, jelly, desserts, and even wine. The raspberry plant has medicinal uses as well. The fruits, which are typically a deep red color, can also be dark purple or white, contain vitamin C and other antioxidants. Tea made from the leaves is good for digestion, and when applied to the skin, is an astringent.

Fruit Plants: Growing Grapes On Your Own

Fruit Plants: Growing Grapes On Your Own

Almost everyone loves grapes. These delicious low-calories fruit is small round berry that grows in clusters on a perennial and deciduous woody vine of the Vitis genus. Though the grapes are today cultivated all over the world, but they initially belonged to Mediterranean and European regions. These semi-translucent fleshed grapes are encased by a smooth thin skin. The grapes can be majorly classified into those which contain seeds and the other that are seedless. Grapes are small in size, they are one of the sweetest and are packed with lots of health benefits at the same time. The question is: what is the possibility to grow them in your own home garden? Surely you will get to love these fruit more, won’t you? Today, growing grapes at home, is not such an intimidating job anymore, due to the wide range of information available these days.

Harvesting Nuts

Harvesting Nuts

The group of nuts include walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds and chestnuts. The nuclei of these fruits are generally surrounded by a membrane which is need to be removed before storing. Chestnut is well known as delicious fruit which is real symbol of fall. Its pleasant aroma fills your garden. Used to eat baked, boiled or as an ingredient in cakes. Edible Chesnuts baked for 30 minutes and peeled. Chestnuts are harvested in the fall, and the fruits are removed from the prickly shell.

Before storing chestnuts need to put into the water and leave for 2 days. If chestnut fade to black, it should be removed, and the rest needs to dry and store in a dry place.

Cydonia Oblonga – Quince

Cydonia Oblonga – Quince

Attractive, rather unusual, fruit trees that can be grown in containers and also make excellent specimen trees in the middle of a lawn. The leaves are a pale, pale light grey-green when they emerge in the spring and the top sides gradually darken as the year progresses.

The flowers emerge in late spring and are pale pink to white single flowers, flat and cupped, just like the flowers of the dog rose (Rosa canina) but a bit smaller. They have yellow stamens. The fruit turns from green to gold and should be picked in late fall.