Apricot trees are fondly remembered by many people. But what are the pros and cons, and how do you choose one variety over another?
Early summer can be a bountiful time of year with clever planning. See what’s possible with a tour of the Grow Great Fruit HQ garden.
Over pruning fruit trees can result in a lack of fruit. It can force your tree to put energy into growing new wood, not fruit.
Plum trees are versatile and very easy to grow, and plums are delicious, easy to preserve and good for you. What’s not to love?
Are insects in fruit trees a bad thing or a good thing? Learning to appreciate insects is an important part of adopting an organic mindset.
Should you fertilise your fruit trees in spring? Yes, but its important to do it in a way that doesn’t damage the natural fertility system.
Healthy growth in spring is a key indicator of fruit tree health. Shoot length, and leaf colour and appearance all tell a picture.
Aphids are common in many types of fruit trees. The symptoms are often confused with peach Leaf Curl. Ahids attract lots of useful predator insects to your garden.
Making sure your fruit tree has enough water in spring will help you to grow larger fruit.
Thinning cherry trees is not usually needed because they’re not prone to biennial bearing. That’s lucky, because it would be a huge job.
Fruit thinning is a simple technique you can use each spring to prevent branches from breaking in your fruit trees.
Have you seen any double fruit in your fruit trees this season as you've been doing your thinning? It's quite common to see double fruit (like these cherries above). As you can see in this example, very often both of the fruits that are joined together are perfectly...