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Fruits & Nuts

Many gardeners are especially interested in growing their own fruits and nuts. Here are the basics you need to know.

Growing Kiwi Vines in Your Landscape
This delicious fruit is formed on woody vines.

Growing Olive Trees in the Home Garden
The olive tree is one of the earliest trees grown by man.

Growing the Japanese Persimmon in Your Home Garden
This cousin of the American persimmon produces delicious fruit.

Growing Avocado Trees in Your Home Garden
Learn how to grow these savory fruits in your yard.

Hardy Kiwi
Learn how to grow the hardy kiwi vine.

Growing the Pawpaw - Asimina triloba
Try planting the pawpaw tree, a United States native.

Vaccinium Shrubs and Subshrubs
These shrubs and subshrubs feature edible fruit. Think of blueberies and cranberries, for example.

What Is a Self-Fertile Tree?
Some fruit trees are described as self-fertile. Learn why this is important for the success of your crop.

Growing Quince Fruit - Cydonia oblonga
The quince fruit is closely related to apples and pears. Once it's been fully ripened, it becomes a sweet treat that can be enjoyed raw or used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Do Bananas Have Seeds?
Do you know if your bananas contain any seeds?

Why Should You Thin Fruit on Your Fruit Tree?
It may seem counterintuitive, but when you thin fruit from your tree, you set the stage for a better fruit crop.

Do Any Fruits Have Their Seeds on the Outside?
It may seem like it, but do any of them really have seeds outside?

Types of Nuts
There are several types of nuts that have culinary uses.

A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. ...
A whimsical photo journey through the wonderful world of tropical fruits. From açaí to tamarind, there's sure to be a fruit for everyone.

Harvesting Nuts Timeline
When you are growing nuts, it is only natural to be curious about when you will be able to harvest them. This timeline gives the harvesting ranges for many common nuts. The times may vary to some degree depending on your location and the nut variety.

Citrus - Types of Citrus - Photos of Citrus
When you think of citrus, you may first think of lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. However there are many more kinds of citrus fruits. Here is a gallery of 15 common citrus fruits.

Fruit Harvesting Timetable
This list includes the maturity range for common fruits.

Fruit Names in Spanish
Here is a list of the Spanish words for most of the common fruits as well as many that are lesser known

Apple Trees | Varieties of Apple Trees
David Beaulieu, the Landscaping Guide, thoroughly describes the different varieties of apple trees available.

Home Orchard Fruit Trees Not Bearing Fruit?
Are your fruit trees not producing this year? Marie Iannotti, the Gardening Guide, describes some reasons why your fruit trees may not be bearing fruit this year.

How to Prune an Overgrown Apple Tree
Marie Iannotti, the Gardening Guide, presents a picture guide to pruning your overgrown apple trees.

How to Preserve Fruits and Vegetables: Canning, Drying, Pickling & Mak
You may have had an especially productive year, or just want to be able to enjoy your fruit in the off-season. Marie Iannotti, the Gardening Guide, described how to preserve your fruits (and vegetables) properly.

12 Uncommon Fruits You Should Grow
For something out of the ordinary, try one of these 12 fruit trees and shrubs.

Loquat Tree Growing Profile
If you like the flavors of pear, apricot and mango, try the loquat. It combines all three into one delicious fruit.

American Hazelnut Growing Profile
The American hazelnut is a smaller sibling to the common hazelnut (Corylus avellana).

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