The fruit Orchard

              Fruit trees are a must-have in any garden that aims for both beauty and productivity. Pruning and care is straightforward for delicious harvests!

              Winter pruning of pip fruit trees

              Although pruning is definitely a human invention, and trees can go without it to develop naturally, it presents the advantage of renewing the plant’s vigor and increasing its fruit productivity.
              winter-pruning-pear-apple-trees

              Plant fruit trees!

              Cherries, apples, pears… What a joy it is to harvest the fruits from your own garden! Fall is the perfect season for planting fruit trees.
              Apple tree with an apple, great fruit tree for planting

              Plums, a sweet delicacy

              The plum symbolizes the sun’s comeback after winter and colors abound in the plate… raw, cooked, in jam or dessert, here are a few facts for this fruit that makes our taste buds tingle!
              Plum breakfast

              Alsace Damson plum trees

              The Alsace damson plum tree, magnificent from spring to fall, offers abundant harvests of damsons.
              Damson plums on a branch

              Tasty strawberries

              Here are a few simple tips to succeed in growing strawberries. If you don’t want to eat bland strawberries sold in supermarkets, grow your own!
              Two small but sweet-looking strawberries on a bush

              Nectarine, the tree that bears nectarines

              The nectarine tree belongs to the same family as the peach tree, and it is an exceptional fruit tree that calls for a little care before harvesting the nectarines.
              Soft nectarine growing on a tree.

              Goji berry, a very interesting fruit tree

              The goji berry shrub is trending ever since its health benefits and antioxidant properties have been acknowledged. Lycium is the name of the plant, and its delicious berries have invaded shelves in supermarkets and drugstores alike.
              Lycium, the goji berry tree, with red goji berries on a leafed branch.

              Best practices to enhance fruit harvest

              Why does a fruit tree’s blooming already share much about the quality of its fruit-bearing? How can we enhance the fruit harvest? Pollination plays a critical role in the formation of fruits.
              Increase fruit harvest - a basket of apples.

              Fig tree, generous from North to South

              The fig tree isn’t reserved to hot-weather climates in the South. Some hardy varieties make it possible to harvest these sweet fruits even in regions up North.
              Fig tree leaves on a clothesline with clothes pins, the left one is yellowish and the right one greenish in hue.

              Plant small exotic fruits!

              If you’ve got a sweet tooth but don’t have a very large garden for growing fruit trees, try planting exotic berry shrubs that survive in temperate climates. It is a brilliant and unique enjoyment. Here is a selection of small exotic fruits that resist the cold.
              Exotic berry shrubs like cranberry, shown here, survive harsh winters.

              Wooed by an apple tree

              Want to discover how enjoyable it is to sink your teeth into an apple from your very own garden? Planting a formed apple tree is the first step, and you’ll know that crunchy bite as soon as next fall!
              Apple tree plantation with red and green apples

              Pruning apple and pear trees

              Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree?and an apple tree.
              Apple and pear trees have damaged branches that must be removed.

              Fruit-inducing pruning

              Fruit inducing pruning is an important step in the growth of your fruit tree and gives you control over its productivity.
              A young lady prunes an apple tree to spur fruit-bearing.

              ‘Picholine’ olives, a taste of Provence

              Picholine olive is a special variety native to southern France. Consumers are often unaware of the fact: olive oil from N?mes was awarded in 2004 the title of “controlled designation of origin“: Appellation d’Origine Contr?lée (AOC) in French.
              Plump Picholine olives on the branch.

              Red berries for the summer

              Raspberry, black currant, red currant: to ensure a plentiful harvest of small fruits in the following summer, plant in fall.
              Red currant, one of the most popular summer berries.

              Apricots, little bites of sun

              A few words about apricots in France… 2012 apricot production in France – 160,900 tons 1 Production areas in France?– Languedoc-Roussillon, the Rh?ne river area, the Mediterranean coastal areas.
              Healthy apricots on branch.

              Summer care for fruit trees

              Over the summer, don’t pass on the few chores that will lead your orchard and vegetable patch to abundant and high-quality harvests.
              Summer fruit tree care, plums on a branch
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