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    How to Plant, Grow, Prune, and Harvest Currants

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    Currants are small, round berry-like fruits that can be eaten fresh or cooked with sugar and made into pie fillings, puddings, dessert sauces, jams, and jellies. There are red, white–actually yellowish-white, and black-fruited currants. Currants grow as bushes to about 6 feet tall. They grow best in cool-summer regions and seldom thrive in warm-summer regions […] More

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    How to Grow Bananas Step by step Guide

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    Bananas can grow and fruit where conditions are right. Fruiting banana plants require temperatures that average about 80°F (26°C) during the day and about 70°F (21°C) at night. Constant humidity of about 50 percent and daylight of around twelve hours each day are ideal. Bananas will fruit in less than ideal conditions but the quality […] More

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    How to Grow Pineapple

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    Grow pineapples in tropical or near-tropical gardens. Pineapples can grow indoors if it is warm and there is plenty of light. The pineapple plant is short and stout. It grows 2 ½ to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide at maturity. It has strap-like leaves that are serrated with needle tips. The […] More

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    How to Plant, Grow, and Harvest Avocados

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    Avocados have a nutlike flavor and flesh that is buttery in its consistency. Avocados are eaten raw in salads, dips, and sandwiches. They are richer in fat than any other fruit except the olive—20 to 30 percent fat—93 percent unsaturated. There are more than 500 avocado varieties. Some can be grown in warm winter temperate […] More

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    How to Plant and Grow a Cherry Tree

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    Cherry trees are hardy, deciduous plants. There are fruit-bearing cherry trees and ornamental flowering-only cherry trees. Fruit-bearing cherry trees bloom and set fruit in spring. The fruit is ready for harvest in early to early mid-summer. There are three types of fruiting cherry trees, sweet cherries, sour cherries, and Duke hybrid cherries. Sweet cherries have […] More

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    How to Plant and Grow an Apricot Tree

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    The apricot is a delectable, sweet fruit. It is the first fruit tree to bloom in spring and the earliest to harvest in summer. Apricots like moderately cold winters but not late freezes. They like warm summers, but not too hot, and low humidity—very dry weather is good. Apricots are the sweetest when ripened on […] More

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    How to Plant and Grow a Blueberry

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    The blueberry is easy to plant and grow. The blueberry plant is best planted and grown where summers are cool and the soil is acidic. There are varieties that will grow in warm, dry summer regions. Blueberries are long-lived. Plant them where they can grow undisturbed for 10 or more years. Blueberries flower in the […] More

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    How to Grow Strawberries

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    Strawberries are the earliest fruit to harvest in spring. Strawberries also come to harvest in summer and fall, and in winter as well in many regions—if you plant the right varieties. Strawberries are easy to grow but they do require some attention to ensure a bountiful crop. Choose cultivars that grow well in your region. […] More

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    Planning the Home Fruit Garden

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    Planning the home fruit garden requires a bit more future-thinking than the vegetable garden. Most vegetables are annuals or biennials and spend just one or two seasons in the garden. Most fruits are trees or shrubs and live for 10 to 50 years or more. The first consideration in planning an edible garden—either fruit or […] More