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Growing Peaches

Growing Peaches

Natural to South Asia and China, the peach is a deciduous tree. The fruit that is born from the tree is a relative of the nectarine clan and consists of fuzzy feeling skins, having been created from the dominant allele. The actual calories in peach are just 36 and the produce is made up of 79% liquid.

Flowers tend to grow during the earlier phase of spring, when the weather in their native lands is just right. The trees span from 4 to 10 meters high and the leaves can be as long as 7 – 16cm with broad veins. There is a big pip in the center which is red-brown in color, oval in shape and approximately 2 centimeters long. It is surrounded by a woody type of husk. The produce has a yellowy flesh, understated scent and a smooth skin which can be easily bruised.

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.

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.