Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fruit Trees

Carica papaya is a fast fruiting plant that produces masses of fruits (Image: Patrick Regnault)
Fruit Trees

Fruit production: managing customer expectation

By Patrick Regnault

People like the idea of growing their own food, picking the fruits of their labour along the way, and juicing their own citrus every morning, fresh from the tree. If the picture in your head looks like advertising it is because it is as realistic as a commercial.Continue reading

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Espalier can screen out less desirable backgrounds, create new vistas and ‘rooms’ in the landscape (Image: Merrywood Plants)
Fruit Trees

Fruit trees – versatile and perennially popular

By John Fitzsimmons

Fruit trees are a perennially popular category and now is the time to finalise orders for mid-year deliveries.

“Edibles” has been a highly active and growing category over recent years and shows little sign of slowing down. While the focus has been heavily on annuals, within that group is a sub-category that is perennially popular – fruit trees.… Continue reading

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Productive garden idea in Hawthorn, Victoria
Fruit Trees

(Mary Mary quite contrary…) How do your fruit trees grow?

By John Fitzsimmons

Depending on your age and experience, the ways you perceive how fruit is grown could be extremely different. Today’s commercial orchards are radically different spaces to nostalgic visions of broad canopies of vase-pruned trees, modest fruit yields and long-term expectations, yet there are many contemporary commercial trends that could be applied to advantage in modern landscapes involving edibles, even in small spaces.Continue reading

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Fruit Trees

Fruit and nut trees offer a variety of landscape solutions

By Janet Hodgkiss

Gardens that include productive fruiting trees and plants are often thought of as ‘unattractive’ but this need not be so as many of these plants have other valuable characteristics and attributes that are often overlooked

A productive, as well as ornamental, design is very achievable with the many varieties, sizes and shapes of all types of fruiting plants that are on offer.… Continue reading

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