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Growing Fruit

Peach Tree Report 2010: Neither Peachy, Nor Keen

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Growing Puget Sound Peaches:  The Good, the Bad and the Ugly After trying to grow peaches this year, I think I may turn to something...

Everbearing Raspberries: Falling for Fall Gold & Caroline

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The harvest window for my Tulameen raspberries is all too brief, so brief in fact that my sister plans her visits based on picking time. (And I'm...

Santa Claus Melon Is Coming to Town

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By summer's end, I've eaten a truckload's worth of melons. When in season, cantaloupes, watermelons, Charentais, Crenshaw and Casabas are dreamy big geodes of...

Vern’s Brown Turkey Fig: Nice Fig Vern

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The bluebird of happiness has landed on this fig. I'm not sure who Vern is, but after taking a couple of bites out of...

Tom’s Top Ten Reasons to Grow Raspberries

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Raspberries beat the pants off just about anything I grow. Strawberries are whiners; peaches beyond picky;  apples moonlight as pest magnets; and grapes grouse to...

Growing Fuzzy Kiwi: Plant a Couple and Stand Back

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Boz is befuddled; he, like so many other kiwi aficionados, had no idea that this delicious fruiting vine grows well in a temperate climate. Yep, these fuzzy...

What the Heck’s a Medlar?

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Medlar (Mespilus germanica) is a fruit you won't likely see in the produce aisle of your local grocery. A mainstay of  medieval French and...

Got Lemons? It’s Easy to Grow Your Own Tree

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After a week of record breaking low temperatures outside, I enjoyed some much needed sunshine inside in the form of a handful of fresh  lemons and...

Great Apple Trees for Seattle

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Beni Shogun Fuji apple is one of my favorite fresh eating apples. Because Fuji needs a long growing season, and I live west of...

Two Peaches Are Better Than One

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Indian Free Peach Harvest: One for Each Hand   In a month where plump pumpkins take center stage, green tomatoes consume counter space faster than...