Fruit Trees

How to care for Cherry Tree

How to care for a Cherry Tree

How to care for a Cherry Tree.  Ahh… Cherry trees most fruit tree enthusiasts have a hard time growing these trees.  It does require a lot of thought and planning before going to your local nursery and purchasing the tree of your choice.  Cherry trees are Prunus “Cerasus” The Genus and Subgenus. How many chilling […]

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Easy Tree Stump Removal

Easy Tree Stump Removal.  Let us face it tree stumps are hard to remove and expensive  You could rent a stump grinder or hire a maintenance landscaper to do this job for you.  But again it can be somewhat expensive.  But it can be done as a DIY job. A stump grinder or Cutter   […]

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How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants

How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants

How to Avoid Fungal Diseases on trees and plants.  One big problem with gardening no matter what part of the world you live in is a fungus AKA fungus blight.  One question I get often is  “Where does this fungus come from?”  Well, it comes from too much moisture and humid conditions. Is fungus a […]

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Types of Pecan Trees

Types of pecan trees

Types of pecan trees in the Southwest. These tips are for backyard or small pecan orchard landscaping.  You can learn more about large orchard pecan trees over at NMSU Pecan varieties.  The Western Schley – This pecan tree will do best in the arid desert southwest. And is the most common pecan tree in the […]

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Fruit Fig Trees

Fruit Fig Trees for your backyard landscape. Did you know fruiting figs in the right conditions can grow up to 200 years?   The fig fruit will typically ripen from August to about late October depending on the cultivar and climate. Most trees come in 5 Ga. containers. They are deciduous and do give out […]

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How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees.  Before we get ahead and find the right way to keep birds away from your fruit trees it is important to note that it is illegal to kill most migratory birds.  Except for pigeons, house sparrows, and European starlings.  Each state has its own laws it’s important […]

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How to grow larger fruit

  Fruit trees are easy to grow in the southwest but often the fruit we yield is much smaller than what you see in the grocery store! If you grow fruit trees and would like to know “How to grow larger fruit” then this article is for you. How to grow larger fruit in your […]

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Early Blooming Trees and Plants

Early Blooming Trees and Plants.  Flowering Pear trees bloom in early spring Pyrus Calleryana ‘Bradford’ or Bradford Pear. The Aristocrat pear is remarkably similar. Both have gorgeous white blooms that last about 2-4 weeks.  The Tree will grow to about 40-50 ft. tall and wide.  Nice thick dark green foliage spring through summer seasons. The […]

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Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home

Growing Grape Vines at Home.  A list of Grape Vines you can grow in your backyard in and around the southwest.  Most grapevines tolerate poor soils but will do better with good loamy well-drained soils.  Caliche or hard types soils are not ideal for the growing of grapevines. How to Grow Grapes at home Most […]

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Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree

Arbutus Unedo Strawberry Tree or Bush. Also called the Dwarf Strawberry bush.  For something different in the garden you might want to try planting this great evergreen tree/shrub.  It produces edible strawberry-like fruit and showy white flowers that bloom at the same time.  The blooming season is late fall and into late winter. Dwarf Strawberry […]

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