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Nut Trees: How Many Years Until Harvest?

Nut trees are multi-purpose additions to the landscape. They provide shade, which is helpful in cutting cooling costs, they increase property value and, of course, they [read more]

Colby Pecan in Hulls

Protect Your Tree Trunks with Tree Guards

A tree’s trunk, much like its root system, is an essential part of its vitality. A healthy tree can attribute its vigor to [read more]

Tree Guards on Rocks

How to Tell When Figs Are Ripe

Common figs are fruits that are enjoyed fresh or dried, and they are also easy to grow. Figs can be easy to harvest [read more]

Ripening Fig

Pest Control Using Garden Netting

Imagine for a moment that you have a garden or home orchard and the year’s temperatures, sunlight, and rainfall are [read more]

Looking in at Netted Peaches

Fruit Tree Care: Summer Pruning

Despite being considered “off-season pruning”, summer pruning of fruit trees has its place in the home orchard. For example, summer pruning may be necessary to [read more]

Summer Pruning a Plum Tree

When to Stop Fertilizing & Why

When it comes to fertilizing plants and trees, the package label is a wealth of information for application rates and [read more]

Apple Leaves & New Fruit

4 Benefits of Thinning Fruit Trees

As a fruit-tree grower, you will become familiar with the concept of thinning fruit trees. Thinning is [read more]

Overbearing Plum

Fruit Tree Care: Organic Disease Control

It is possible to have an organic fruit tree orchard. First and foremost, always plant top-quality, healthy nursery stock, and [read more]

Peach Leaf Curl on Peach Leaves

Growing Organic Fruit Trees

Although there are several ways to grow fruit organically, organic fruit growers share this concept: don’t expect [read more]

Organic Jonathan Apples

How to Fertilize Mature Fruit Trees

Well-established mature fruit trees that are in good health tend to thrive regardless of the season. Regular care and maintenance isn’t time consuming, but [read more]

Stark® Orchard Fertilizer