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!

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.

Tasty strawberries

If you don’t want to eat bland strawberries sold in supermarkets, grow your own! Indeterminate strawberry plants or not? Whether you purchase your strawberry plants at the market, in horticulture stores or over the internet, you’ll have to choose from either determinate or indeterminate strawberry plants. What does this mean? Just like rose trees, the […]
Two small but sweet-looking strawberries on a bush

Goji berry, a very interesting fruit tree

The goji shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged, 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.

Acerola, power-packed vitamin C

Acerola, also called Barbados cherry, is a red-colored fruit that is renowned and appreciated for its high levels of vitamin C.
Acerola cherry on leafy branch.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Best practices to enhance fruit harvest

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

How to keep apples

One fruit has what it takes to keep for many a long month, just for us to savor it deep into the heart of winter: the apple.
Apples in a tipped wicker basket.

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.

Wooed by an apple tree

Want to discover how enjoyable it is to sink your teeth into an apple from your very own garden? Plant a formed apple tree and you’ll know it as soon as next fall.
Apple tree plantation with red and green apples

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 – June-July Harvest – August to October Planting, […]
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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.
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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.
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Winter pruning of seed 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.
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Alsace Damson plum trees

The Alsace damson plum tree, magnificent from spring to fall, offers abundant harvests of damsons.
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