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How to Prune Fruit Trees and Maximize your Home Orchard

One of the secrets to getting fruit out of your home orchard year after year is annual pruning during the dormant season. This early-spring task can increase fruit quality, reduce the occurrence of diseases and improve tree health in the long-term, but many people are nervous about pruning or too heavy-handed with the clippers. Why should you prune fruit trees? The goal is to balance tree and fruit growth. Shaping young trees gives will keep them strong as they grow and...
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Pawpaws are a native fall fruit that taste delightful

If you have never eaten a pawpaw, try this tasty, fall fruit. While the pawpaw, Asimina triloba, is the largest tree fruit native to the United States. It is the northernmost representative of its family of tropical and sub-tropical plants. People have described its taste as similar to a banana with a hint of strawberry, while others say it tastes like a banana...
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