Fruits and Nut Plants That Don’t Require Spray Programs

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Q: I am too cheap and lazy to follow a spray program for insects and diseases. I want fruits and nuts that don’t require spraying. I already have blueberries, muscadines, pawpaws, figs, Japanese persimmon, and a cherry that has produced fruit only one year, but it was delicious. Can you suggest others that don’t require a spray program? 

A: You have a fine list. I know you have some “sunk costs” in the cherry tree but to make your life easier I’d replace it with a nice carefree pomegranate. I have details on how to grow them and recommended varieties at

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