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!

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

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

‘Picholine’ olives, a taste of Provence

Picholine olive is a special olive variety native to southern France. Consumers are often unaware of the fact: olive oil from Nîmes was awarded in 2004 the title of “controlled designation of origin“: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) in French.
Plump Picholine olives on the branch.

Trendy with good reason: ornamental olive

It is the symbol of the Mediterranean, and has conquered gardens across the world. A symbol of immortality, hope, and abundance, the olive tree pleases everyone thanks to its beauty and hardiness.
Olive trees are trendy and ornamental, like these with olives turning black on the tree in fall

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.
Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

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.

Pruning apple and pear trees

Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree and an apple tree.
Apple and pear trees have damaged branches that must be removed.

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.

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.

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

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

Fruit-inducing pruning

Fruit inducing pruning is an important step in the growth of your fruit tree and gives you control over its productivity.
A young lady prunes an apple tree to spur fruit-bearing.

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

Plums, a sweet delicacy

The plum symbolizes the sun’s comeback after winter and colors abound in the plate… raw, cooked, in jam or dessert, here are a few facts for this fruit that makes our taste buds tingle!
Plum breakfast

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 fruit tree care, plums on a branch

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

Alsace Damson plum trees

The Alsace damson plum tree, magnificent from spring to fall, offers abundant harvests of damsons.
Damson plums on a branch

Nectarine, the tree that bears nectarines

The nectarine tree belongs to the same family as the peach tree, and it is an exceptional fruit tree that calls for a little care before harvesting the nectarines.
Soft nectarine growing on a tree.
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