Fruit Articles

I’ve blogged about apples before, but it’s time for an update since it’s apple harvest season. Find... read more
Learn how to store your vegetables, fruits, and herbs—so that they keep longer and stay fresher!... read more
Blueberries are easy to freeze. Anyone can do it! Whether you grow blueberries, pick them, or find... read more
Here are some fun facts about cranberries, an American native and a favorite seasonal ingredient in... read more
Yes, you can grow your own avocado tree from a pit—if you have patience. Remove the pit from an... read more
Like you, I’m harvesting vegetables and fruits from my garden and preparing them for storage.  I... read more
 Strategic Moves, Stuart Wood’s New York Times best-selling mystery, is one of my favorite books,... read more
All the historical, antique, or heirloom plants in my gardens put on spectacular shows.  I’ve... read more
My son asked me Thanksgiving night what I wanted for Christmas.  Like he had to ask?  We gardeners... read more
Outdoor gardening has ended for most of us north of an imaginary line drawn from Los Angeles... read more
If you garden in an area not affected by drought, you may wonder why I’m obsessing.  #1: High... read more
A trio of perennial plant “stars” are lighting up my drought-stricken garden this summer.  Two... read more
I never plan ahead with my desserts unless it's a special occasion. So, the old-fashioned fruit... read more
Figs are a delicious treat that has tropical and subtropical origins. They thrive in areas with... read more
Plums are a good choice for beginner gardeners who want to grow fruit trees. Plum trees are widely... read more
Pears are a delicious treat that can be grown in a wide range of soils. Pear trees are also easy to... read more
Peaches are a well-known, delicious fruit that can be grown right at home. The trick to growing... read more
Sweet cherries are the ones most often found in markets. They have a thick, rich, and almost plumb-... read more
Blackberries are a very easy fruit to grow. However tempting, do not grow plants unless you are... read more
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other... read more
Welcome to our Growing Guides to vegetables, herbs, and fruit! Planting a vegetable garden? Our... read more
Raspberries are naturally inclined to grow in cooler climates, although the development of... read more
What we commonly refer to as ‘cantaloupe’ is actually not true cantaloupe, rather, a type of... read more
Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons need warm... read more
Grapes, a long season crop, are often ignored in home gardens, and yet are one of the most widely... read more
The modern blueberry is a 20th century invention. Before the 1900s, the only way to enjoy these... read more
These sweet, juicy berries are treats when right off the plant. Supermarket berries tend to be tart... read more
Ever wish you could have an apple orchard in your backyard? You can—in the space of a single tree—... read more
The Native American art of making apple heads is both easy and fun. Follow these instructions for a... read more
In August, the blueberry bushes here in New Hampshire overflow with berries. Birds love them and so... read more