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Papaya Tree

Growing PapayasThis is a page about growing papaya. Papayas are a delicious fruit with the added benefit of being a digestive aid. Papayas are relatively easy to grow but are prone to die when young. So it is important to know how to take care of a papaya tree.

 

Pineapple and top of pineapple against green background

Growing Pineapples in PotsThis is a page about growing pineapples in pots. The top of a pineapple can become a potted plant, and if you have two you may grow your own pineapple.

 

Concord Grapes

Growing Concord Grapes?This is a page about growing Concord grapes. The much loved Concord grape, found in gardens across the country, is a descendant of a wild native grape from New England.

 

Mango Tree

Growing a Mango TreeThis is a page about growing mangoes. If you are in the right climate mangoes are easy to grow. Knowing the proper soil and environment these trees like, will make your mango growing successful.

 

Hands holding a wooden box full of cherries.

Harvesting CherriesThis is a page about harvesting cherries. If you love cherries, why not try growing them. Here is a ton of information about everything from growing, pitting, and freezing cherries.

 

Kiwi on a Trellis

Growing Kiwi on a Trellis?Kiwi vines require sturdy support to carry the weight of their developing fruit. This is a page about growing kiwi on a trellis.

 

Cantaloupes growing.

How Many Cantaloupes Grow from a Plant?The number of melons produced by a cantaloup vine will depend on growing conditions and the variety planted, as well as, a bit of gardener intervention. This is a page about, "How many cantaloupes grow from a plant?".

 

Cantaloupes and Watermelon

Cantaloupes and Watermelon Stopped GrowingSeveral conditions can halt the growth of melons, including temperatures that are too cool, and either too much or too little water. So if your cantaloupes or watermelons stop growing check to see if any of these conditions apply.

 

Huckleberries

Growing Huckleberries?This is a page about growing huckleberries. This relative of the blueberry grows well in moist acidic soil and requires lots of daylight. Given the right conditions you can enjoy these delicious berries straight from your garden.

 

Growing Melons

Growing MelonsThis is a page about growing melons. Melons are a good inclusion in the home garden.

 

Galia Melons

Growing Galia Melons?This is a page about growing Galia melons. The Galia melon, a relative of the cantaloupe, is native to Israel.

 

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Growing Pineberries?How do I plant from an existing berry?

 

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Pomegranates growing on a tree

Growing PomegranatesPomegranate plants (Punica granatum) are diverse in their growth habits. They can range from small shrubs to trees reaching 20-30 feet tall. Native to northern India and the Middle East, these fruiting plants are naturally adapted to growing in regions where winters are cool and summers are hot.

 

Bananas growing on a tree.

Growing BananasThis is a page about growing bananas. Bananas are a great fruit to grow if you live in a tropical climate.

 

Photo of red delicious apples.

Growing ApplesThis is a page about growing apples. It includes planting tips, harvesting advice, and soil recommendations for growing apples. There are also tips for caring for and pruning apple trees.

 

Growing Dragon Fruit

Growing Dragon FruitDragon fruit used to be a rare type of fruit. Now it is distributed and sold to our markets. This plant belongs to the cactus family. Based on facts I have read about dragon fruit, it contains various vitamins and minerals that prevent diseases like diabetes and joint pain. It contains antioxidants and more.

 

The smallest apples come off easily.

Thinning an Apple TreeIt's June and that means the apple trees are fruiting. To improve the quality of fruit this season and increase your flowering next season, now is the time to thin the apple tree.

 

4 Kiwi fruits, one cut in half.

Growing Kiwi FruitsKiwi vines grow up to 28 feet long and produce brown, egg-sized fruits covered with a fuzzy skin. Inside the fruit is a soft, juicy green pulp and dozens of small, edible black seeds. Kiwi fruits are rich in vitamin C, E, and potassium.

 

A sinkful of freshly picked cherries

Harvesting CherriesOur Stella cherry tree is loaded this year. We purchased it as a seedling in 2003, on sale at a grocery store for about $5. Most years, we get some cherries but this is a bumper crop, even the birds can't keep up. The heat wave of last weekend has quickly ripened the fruit and they need to be picked NOW!

 

Growing Honeydew Melons

Growing Honeydew MelonsHoneydew melons may have a long growing season, but they are an interesting crop to grow. Although you may not see gigantic yields when the harvest finally does come in, the rewards of tasting your sweet, homegrown melons will be well worth your efforts.

 

Earliglo (Early) Strawberry

Earliglo (Early) StrawberryI just noticed; some companies offer strawberry plants/seeds with the name 'Earliglo', while others offer 'Earliglow'. I wonder if they're the same strawberry. And, I wonder what the developer of the Earli????, named his original. Well, for now, that's beside the point.

 

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Concord Grapes Small and Not Flavorful?I planted 3 year old seeded Concord grapes about 5-6 years ago. I have never gotten a good harvest yet. I have plenty of grapes on the vines, but for the last three years the grapes have all been small and fairly flavorless. I do get a lot of vine growth during the summer. I live in Idaho and most my neighbor's grapes are great. I want to use my grapes for juicing. What am I doing wrong?

 

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Growing Kiwi and Grapes?Is it possible to grow grapes and also kiwi?

 

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Cracked Cantaloupe Leaves?I noticed that on some of my cantaloupe plants, the leaves have withered and cracked/broken (see image). Does anyone know what this might be caused by?

 

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Growing Pineapple?I live in SW Florida and have had a dozen or so pineapple plants for 4-5 yrs. This year, one of the plants has a solid chute growing out of the core, which is about 16" long now. I have never seen this before. Does anyone have an answer what this is, and what, if anything causes it, or what to do about it?

 

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Growing Kiwi on a Trellis?Is there a video somewhere that I can watch about putting my kiwi in the ground, from building my trellis and training it to go six foot to the first cable. What I'm confused on is how to get it to go any further. I have it that far. Can you help?

 

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Sprouting a Mango Seed?I'm trying to grow a mango, but it looks like it's about to die. It begins to have a sprout, but all of a sudden it starts to dry up what should I do?

 

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