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Fruits & Berries

Trees, vines and bushes bear nature’s sweetest bounty, right in your own backyard.

Our articles on growing fruits and berries deliver expert advice on all of the little details, from soil types to pruning to best varieties for each hardiness zone. A luscious harvest starts right here.

Early Season Fruit Thinning

Fruits & Berries

Thinning emerging apples, peaches and other fruits early in the season improves size, quality and future blooming.

Strawberry Growing Guide

Fruits & Berries

Planting, growing and caring for your organic strawberry patch.

Starting a Strawberry Patch

Fruits & Berries

Growing a strawberry patch takes good soil and advanced planning.

Tips for Planting A Bare Root Tree

Fruits & Berries

The advantages of buying -- and when to plant -- bare root trees and shrubs.

Trellis & Arbor Ideas

Fruits & Berries

Vertical gardening with roses, grapes and other vines on arbors and trellises.

Your Grandfather's Apples


Heirloom apple trees yield treasures from the past.

Taking Care of Fruit Trees... Organically

Fruits & Berries

A comprehensive guide to fruit and nut tree problems for organic growers.

Last Call for Planting Fruit Trees

Fruits & Berries

Apple, peach, cherry, plums and others planted now can provide a lifetime of rewards.

Starting a Home Orchard: Plan Ahead


Now's the time to consider planting fruit trees in the spring.

Growing Organic Fruit

Fruits & Berries

What it takes to grow apples, pears, cherries and other fruits without chemical sprays.


Fruits & Berries

Sweet, cool and refreshing... there's nothing like growing watermelon in your own organic garden.


Fruits & Berries

One of the first cultivated fruits is making a comeback as home gardeners start growing grapes for juice and wine.