The fruit Orchard

Fruit trees are a must-have in any garden that aims for both beauty and productivity. Pruning and care is straightforward for delicious harvests!

Summer care for fruit trees

Over the summer, don’t pass on the few chores that will lead your orchard and vegetable patch to abundant and high-quality harvests. Just a few hour’s worth of care and your fruit trees will thrive!
Summer care for fruit trees

Goji berry, a very interesting fruit tree

The goji berry shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged. Lycium is the name of the plant, and its delicious berries have invaded shelves in supermarkets and drugstores alike.
Lycium, the goji berry tree, with red goji berries on a leafed branch.

Blackthorn, delicious wild berries

The Blackthorn fruit tree produces surprising fruits, sloes, that are always best when they’ve burst just after the first frost spells.
Blackthorn berries or sloes clustered on a branch.

Grow kiwi from seed

Who hasn’t wondered whether those thousands of tiny black pips could ever amount to anything? We all have! And the good news is: yes!
Growing kiwi from seed

Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
winter-pruning-pear-apple-trees

Best practices to enhance fruit harvest

Why does a fruit tree’s blooming already share much about the quality of its fruit-bearing? How can we enhance the fruit harvest? Pollination plays a critical role in the formation of fruits.
Increase fruit harvest - a basket of apples.

Apricots, little bites of sun

A few words about apricots in France… 2012 apricot production in France – 160,900 tons 1 Production areas in France – Languedoc-Roussillon, the Rhône river area, the Mediterranean coastal areas.
Healthy apricots on branch.

Plant small exotic fruits!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold. Perfect for planting on a balcony!
Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

Blackberry bush and blackberries, delicious small summer fruits

Blackberry shrubs offer delicious blackberries if you care for them well. Basic blackberry facts Name – Rubus fruticosus Family – Rosaceae Type – fruit shrub Height – 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – rich enough Foliage – deciduous Flowering – summer Harvest – end of summer Planting, […]
Blackberries ripening

The Chestnut, fruit that symbolizes fall

The chestnut is definitely a fruit that symbolizes fall. Available from mid-September onwards, there’s a six-week time frame during which ripe chestnut can be harvested.
Two chestnuts in their husk on a branch with leaves.

Chestnut tree, a favorite of bees and winter snacking alike!

The acidic soil-loving chestnut tree is much appreciated for its round silhouette, its resilience, and most of all, its fruits! Chestnuts share an incredible abundance of nutrients, not to mention the delicious honey bees produce from the flower’s nectar.
Chestnut tree

Tasty strawberries

Here are a few simple tips to succeed in growing strawberries. If you don’t want to eat bland strawberries sold in supermarkets, grow your own!
Two small but sweet-looking strawberries on a bush

Fig tree, generous from North to South

The fig tree isn’t reserved to hot-weather climates in the South. Some hardy varieties make it possible to harvest these sweet fruits even in regions up North.
Fig tree leaves on a clothesline with clothes pins, the left one is yellowish and the right one greenish in hue.

Layering strawberry plants

September marks the beginning of fall, and it is a great time to plant your strawberries and layer them, too.
Runners of strawberry plants guided along a cement driveway to spread and multiply.

Wooed by an apple tree

Want to discover how enjoyable it is to sink your teeth into an apple from your very own garden? Planting a formed apple tree is the first step, and you’ll know that crunchy bite as soon as next fall!
Apple tree plantation with red and green apples

Red berries for the summer

Raspberry, black currant, red currant: to ensure a plentiful harvest of small fruits in the following summer, plant in fall.
Red currant, one of the most popular summer berries.

Plant fruit trees!

Cherries, apples, pears… What a joy it is to harvest the fruits from your own garden! Fall is the perfect season for planting fruit trees.
Apple tree with an apple, great fruit tree for planting
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