Content tagged "fruit"

Insect Management in Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: June 16, 2014


Fruit, Orchard, and Vineyard Sanitation Fact Sheet

Blueberries Updated: December 10, 2013

Importance of SanitationDiseases can become a significant problem in commercial and home fruit plantings, resulting in premature leaf drop, fruit decay,...

Other Challenges of Growing Apples

Apples Updated: September 02, 2013

Pre-harvest Drop

Apples Updated: December 06, 2012

Apples sometimes drop to the ground before they reach the desired harvest maturity. This pre-harvest fruit drop can cause significant losses in apple...

Wildlife Problems of Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: November 30, 2012


Disease-Resistant Apple Cultivars

Apples Updated: November 07, 2012

There are more than 100 modern apple cultivars, and several dozen antique varieties, that have been selected in part for their disease resistance. They offer...

Disease Management in Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: November 07, 2012

Parentage of Apple Cultivars

Apples Updated: March 07, 2012

 Nearly all apple cultivars have two parents – just like humans!  Apples have a genetic system that generally prohibits self-fertilization.  This...

Managing Apple Trees and Orchards: Insects, Diseases, Wildlife and Other Challenges

Apples Updated: November 07, 2011

My Yukon Gold potato plants have what look like clusters of very small tomatoes on some the branches. Any idea what it might be?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 19, 2011

The tomato-like clusters are fruits formed from pollinated flowers, that bear potato seeds. The fruits aren't edible and the seeds will not grow true to...

Effect of Wind on Apple Trees

Apples Updated: September 16, 2011

Strong wind, especially wind associated with tropical storms that saturate the soil, can cause fruit trees to lean and sometimes be totally uprooted. Due to...

Bitter Rot of Apple

Apples Updated: August 30, 2011

Bitter rot is a fungus disease that causes fruit rot during the summer and preharvest period. The bitter rot fungi are almost worldwide in distribution and...

What are some suggestions for growing apples successfully in Colorado?

Gardens & Landscapes Apples Updated: August 28, 2011

Reliable varieties for this area are 'Cox Orange', 'Red Delicious', 'Golden Delicious', 'McIntosh', 'Jonathan', 'Fameuse', 'Northwest Greening', 'Joyce',...

What is the method to get apple trees to set fruit?

Gardens & Landscapes Apples Updated: August 22, 2011

All varieties of apple trees require some cross-pollination for fruit set. Even though some varieties are listed as self-fruitful, they will set fruit more...

When should I fertilize my fruit trees?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: June 29, 2010

What are the new Rainbow and SunUp papaya varieties? How can I get some seeds?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 11, 2010

I have a 7- to 8-foot tall papaya tree growing in my Hawaii garden and it appears healthy. There are flowers and some small fruit, but the fruit turn yellow when they become around 1.5 to 2 inches and fall off. What is causing this, and how can it be prevented?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 06, 2009

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