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Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Do You Train Your Fruit Trees?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel Just what do experts mean when they ask if you are training your fruit trees?" Home orchardists need to train for tree structure to encourage fruit production to have a productive, high yielding home orchard. The branches need to be positioned to allow good sunlight throughout the canopy to promote fruit production from the interior to th...

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Dwarf Fruit Trees

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Horticulture Educator After the Holidays garden catalogs started to arrive and if you are thinking of starting a home orchard, February is not too early to start to plan for a new home orchard or to consider replacements for aging fruit trees in an existing orchard. There are several different kinds of fruit trees to consider, apple, cherr...

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