Fruits

School Garden – Resources

If you’re a teacher or parent involved in setting up a school garden, you know there’s lots more to it than digging the dirt and planting some seeds. Do you have a good garden spot? When will you plant? What...

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UGA Fruit and Nut Publications

Following are good UGA fruit and nut publications: Citrus Fruit for Southern and Coastal Georgia Experiments and Observations on Growing Mayhaws as a Crop in South Georgia and North Florida Home Garden Apples Home Garden Blueberries Home Garden Bunch Grapes...

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Propagation of Mango from Seed

Q: Can you tell me how to propagate mangos from seeds? A: Pick a very ripe fruit, peel it, then remove and eat the pulp. Let the flattened seed inside dry for a few days to make it easier to...

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Fruit – Pruning

Winter and early spring are the best time to prune fruiting plants, whether trees, vines or bushes. The purpose of pruning is to train a plant to its strongest form and to get the correct ratio of leaves to developing...

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Notes on Fire Blight Control from a Plant Pathologist

Notes on Fire Blight from Elizabeth L. Little, Assistant Professor – Homeowner IPM/Sustainable Agriculture, UGA The time to think about fireblight management using sprays is just before and during bloom, so late March may be too late for most trees....

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Pollination Requirement and Seeds in Citrus

(The source of this material is unknown. Please email if you can find it.) Seeds are produced in the plant kingdom, generally, as a result of pollination. Many of the commercial species in the citrus genus, are self-fertile, meaning that...

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New Banana for Georgia Beats Cold

Bananas breaking barriers in Georgia By April Reese Sorrow University of Georgia When most people think of bananas hanging on a tree, they picture tropical places. A University of Georgia researcher wants them to start associating Georgia with the popular...

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Fig – Pruning a Large One

Past years have produced bumper crops of figs for home gardeners. There were enough for birds, yellow jackets, kids and adults to share without dispute. Along with blueberries and raspberries, figs are almost carefree. The biggest problem that a fig...

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Fruit – For Coastal Counties

We all know that Atlanta is not suitable for growing oranges or pineapple. But there is more to the state than north Georgia. Some fruits are more likely to thrive on the coast than they are inland. David Linvill, county...

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Pear – Identifying

When you bite into a juicy pear, the thought may come to mind: “Why can’t I have a pear tree and grow lots of these tasty fruit?” The problem comes when you try to figure out what pear variety you...

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Citrus

Citrus spp. With selection of the more cold-hardy varieties, Citrus can be grown in the warmer spots of Zone 8a and in most areas of Zone 8b, particularly those near the coast. A hard freeze (20 F and lower) will...

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Blueberry – Selection, Care & Maintenance

Vaccinium spp. Cultivated blueberry production in the South consists predominantly of the northern highbush blueberry and the rabbiteye blueberry, a native southern blueberry. Much more information can be found in The Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Book by Walter Reeves and...

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Apple

Malus cv. With the availability of dwarf trees, nearly any backyard can accommodate some of these fruit trees. Standard-sized Apple trees reach 30 feet or more tall with an equal width. Semi-dwarfs reach 15 to 20 feet and dwarfs grow...

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Watermelon

Citrullus linatusSummertime celebrations would be incomplete without watermelons. Children of all ages love the sweet, juicy fruit of these hot-weather African natives. As is the case with other summer melons, watermelons need a long, hot season to develop. • More...

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Strawberry

Fragaria cv. Growing your own Strawberries means that you can have the makings for a tasty treat, especially with short cake and ice cream, on a hot summer evening. • More detailed information can be found in The Georgia Fruit...

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Peach

Prunus persicaPeach trees are challenging to grow in the Southeast, even though Georgia is known as the Peach State and the Carolina’s produce huge numbers of the fruits each year. They are susceptible to several damaging disease and insect pests....

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Plum

Prunus cv. Plums can be grown throughout the Southeast and are an excellent addition to the backyard grower’s orchard. The three major classifications of Plums are European, Oriental and Native American. • More detailed information can be found in The...

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Raspberry

Rubus cv. Fresh Raspberries are nearly impossible to find in grocery stores because they deteriorate quickly after picking and do not ship well. Growing a few in your backyard is the best way to enjoy these delicious fruits. • More...

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