fruit

  • early cascade tomatoes
    Kitchen Gardening

    6 Great Sauce Tomatoes

    When I was a girl, my mom and I took weekly trips to the market for fruit and vegetables. Even then, I was fascinated by the different apples, lettuce, peppers,…

  • bowl of sweet cherries
    How-To

    How to Grow Sweet Cherries

    Gardeners, when they plant a cherry tree, like to visualize fantastic things, like picking heaps of perfectly ripe, juicy, sweet fruit. If you’ve actually tried to grow a cherry tree,…

  • large blueberry bush
    How-To

    Tips for Healthy, Happy Blueberries in the South

    We always wonder when we hear people say that they don’t like blueberries whether they’ve ever had ripe, freshly picked blueberries. They taste quite different from blueberries picked a little…

  • Design

    Great Citrus for Growing Indoors

    Not all citrus are easily adaptable for houseplant purposes. Kumquats (if you can find them) lend themselves to windowsill cultivation whereas grapefruits are notoriously difficult to grow in the average…

  • How-To

    How to Grow Citrus Trees Indoors

    Homegrown citrus is every indoor gardener’s Mount Everest. Who doesn’t dream of walking by the kitchen window, leaning over, and plucking a ripe lemon from their very own tree? Actually,…

  • Design

    Citrus in the Desert

    Growing citrus in the desert can be a challenge for some of us, but by choosing the right variety for your area, you too can have a bountiful citrus harvest!…

  • Apples in Basket
    How-To

    Tips for Growing Apple Trees

    Apples (Malus spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are a constant presence in the supermarket, but one taste of a just-picked, perfectly ripe apple in autumn will make you eschew grocery-store…

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Fruiting Shrubs are Easy to Grow

    Gardeners can’t live by vegetables alone; we need fruit, too. Shrubs that produce small fruits are easy to grow and provide many benefits. Here are two of my favorites.

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Miracle Fruit Party Fools Taste Buds and Guests

    Everyone knows what it’s like to take a big bite from a lemon or a lime. But if you eat a 'Synsepalum dulcificum' berry first, you'll taste a real miracle.

  • fruit growing in a container
    How-To

    The Best Fruits to Grow in Containers

    Unlike many other edibles, fruit trees and shrubs can take up a lot of space when grown in the ground. An average semi-dwarf apple tree, for example, takes up anywhere…