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Tree Fruits

Hidden beneath the leaves, honeyberries produce small blue-purple fruits on a shrub.

Honeyberries are an early-season treat for berry lovers

Tasting the first local fruit before Memorial Day weekend was not something I expected to be able to do in Northern Illinois, especially as we have had colder May temperatures and are in the middle of an abnormally dry period with a need for rain. Yet, seeing the small blue fruits ready to be...
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Planting a fruit tree requires digging a hole the size of the roots.

How to Plant a Fruit Tree

Spring is a great time to be adding fruit trees to the backyard. Apple, peach, pear, cherry, and so many others are great additions. If you are a market grower, you may have customers asking about tree fruit and it may be time to finally decide on purchasing and plantings trees. Today's blog post...
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