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Fruit Varieties

You'll find a varietal index to tree fruits and berries within this folder. Delve into the specifics of your favorite cultivars: what does well where, special cultural notes, rootstock considerations, harvesting nuance, sources, and even heirloom lore.  
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American plums

Opinions of northern hybrid plum varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and pollination dynamics.

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11May 06, 2018 08:55PM

Apples

Opinions of dessert apple varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and annual bearing.

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Apricots

Opinions of apricot varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and bloom protection.

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Asian Pears

Opinions of Asian pear varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and thinning requisites.

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37January 15, 2021 11:20PM

Asian Plums

Opinions of Asian plum varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and proper crop load.

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Blueberries

Opinions of blueberry varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and soil nuance.

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47July 10, 2014 08:42PM

Brambles

Opinions of raspberry and blackberry varieties from flavor and pruning tips to disease resistance and edge management.

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614May 19, 2017 07:06PM

Breeding Flavorful Fruit

Every grower can get involved with selecting new varieties of dessert apples and cider apples. Any fruit for that matter!

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24March 07, 2021 08:05AM

Cider Apples

Opinions of cider apple varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and harvest hints.

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20127April 27, 2021 03:47PM

Citrus

Brings us your oranges and grapefruits and tangelos! Those who grow healthy citrus let it all hang out here.

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14July 22, 2017 10:25PM

European Pears

Opinions of traditional pear varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and annual bearing.

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45April 28, 2021 10:59PM

European Plums

Opinions of traditional plum (prune) varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and annual bearing.

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Figs

Here's the place to discuss everything fig!

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12August 01, 2017 08:17AM

Grapes

Opinions of grape varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and soil preference .

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58February 17, 2016 10:16PM

Hardiness Considerations

All fruits need to thrive, not merely survive, and that ties to climatic advantage and innate qualities of the variety.

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635December 01, 2019 10:06PM

Historical Fruit Notes

Trace the roots of heirloom varieties with other fruit explorers! Share those tantalizing clues from farm newsletters, maps, fair lists, and nursery catalogs from a century ago.

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25January 25, 2021 11:00PM

Kiwi

Opinions of kiwi varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and fruit size.

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11May 06, 2018 08:51PM

Landscape Trees

Holistic management is appropriate for all trees. Here's the place for arborist-members to have at it!

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13May 06, 2020 06:32PM

Nectarines

Opinions of nectarine varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and annual bearing.

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Other Fruits

Want to talk about a fruit yet to be listed? Please fire away!

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38February 07, 2019 07:09PM

Paw Paws

Opinions of paw paw varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and native advantage.

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14January 15, 2021 08:09PM

Peaches

Opinions of peach varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and bud fortitude.

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11September 14, 2016 08:12AM

Quince

Opinions of quince varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and annual bearing.

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24February 07, 2019 07:12PM

Ribes

Opinions of currant and gooseberry varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and range.

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13August 26, 2013 05:48PM

Sour Cherries

Opinions of sour (pie) cherry varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and longevity.

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11February 02, 2014 02:35AM

Sweet Cherries

Opinions of sweet cherry varieties from flavor and growth habit to disease resistance and the rot factor.

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14April 11, 2021 08:27PM