• Growing Peaches and Nectarines

    How to Grow Peach and Nectarine Trees

    Maria called me one August day to come and visit her and her fig trees. Originally from Italy, Maria is very short, very sturdy, and 80-something years old, and soon…

  • Design

    Fruit Trees and Berries for the Mountain States

    Apricots, apples, cherries, peaches, and pears add edible interest when planted right into your flower borders. For the typical suburban garden, I highly recommend semi-dwarf or dwarf trees. In my…

  • How-To

    How to Thin Peaches

    Editor Steve Aitken heads up to Bishop's Orchard in Guilford, Connecticut to learn how to thin peaches from orchard owner Jonathan Bishop. How to Thin Peaches Learn how to thin…

  • How-To

    Two Ways to Prune New Fruit Trees

    Pruning is an art and a science. And with fruit trees, it is essential for health and robust harvests. Mature fruit trees are pruned annually to maintain their size and…

  • Article

    Peach Skillet Cake

    Try this recipe for a moist, buttermilk skillet cake topped with juicy peaches!

  • Article

    Peachy Keen

    I am always seeking the perfect peach. Fortunately, they come to us every year, along with the other wonderful stone fruits of summer. What I am saying here is eat…

  • Article

    Peaches and Blueberries with Lemon Herb and Lavender Syrup

    This mouthwatering recipe features peaches and blueberries with a simple syrup combining lemon herbs with lavender flowers.

  • Article

    Poaching Fruit

    Simmer peaches, plums, pears, cherries, and berries as a quick path to fine flavor and aroma.