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  • Pears
  • Some fruits, such as stone fruits, pears and culinary apples, require additional nitrogen for growth. (rhs.org.uk)
  • Came to this one a bit late, Sarah, somewhere on your tree labels should be a code for the rootstock, either M27, M9, M26, MM106 or MM111, and either Quince A or C for pears, if you can find these I can give you a rough idea of spacing and pruning. (downsizer.net)
  • vegetables
  • A to the point e-book providing basic care for hundreds of indoor and outdoor trees, vegetables, flowers, fruits, grasses, and more - all in an easy to search e-book format. (lulu.com)
  • Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Plant Seeds and how they impact your personal health. (lulu.com)
  • Picture yourself strolling through a lush and tame jungle loaded with sweet fruit, vegetables, roots, medicinal herbs, flowers and darting butterflies. (lulu.com)
  • nectarine
  • Also planted next to it is a nectarine tree that the fruit is very small and scarce any help? (garden.org)
  • If the nectarine tree looks otherwise healthy, it's probably a weather related problem. (garden.org)
  • rootstock
  • Fruit tree propagation is usually carried out through asexual reproduction by grafting or budding the desired variety onto a suitable rootstock . (princeton.edu)
  • Classical authors wrote extensively about the technical skills of fruit cultivation, including grafting techniques and rootstock selection. (princeton.edu)
  • There are some nice fruit trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstock that will grow well in the area you describe, as long as it's in full sunshine. (garden.org)
  • Both are available on dwarfing rootstock and will only need a 10'-12' diameter spot per tree. (garden.org)
  • It's not (so much) the variety you have to worry about but the rootstock, that's what determines the vigour of the trees and the planting distance, any ideas on the rootstock? (downsizer.net)
  • Judith, if your trees are only growing from the rootstock then I'm afraid they'll havo to go, if not then follow the suckers back to the root and pull them off (preferably), or cut them off flush with the root. (downsizer.net)
  • plants
  • Although this is desirable in terms of producing novel combinations from the richness of the gene pool of the two parent plants (such sexual recombination is the source of new cultivars), only rarely will the resulting new fruit tree be directly useful or attractive to the tastes of humankind. (princeton.edu)
  • Though this works well for some plants (such as figs and olives ), most fruit trees are unsuited to this method. (princeton.edu)
  • 3) Metabolic engineering of secondary metabolism in plants for improvement of fruit quality or plant products. (agri.gov.il)
  • ripen
  • I had to pick my persimmons early and ripen them in the kitchen because the squirrels were taking bites out of the fruit in the tree. (scienceblogs.com)
  • This can help to avert winter freeze damage, but also increases the summer heat needed to ripen the fruit in areas with mild summers. (ehow.com)
  • Fruit normally begins to ripen in May. (ehow.com)
  • The fruit tends to ripen in mid May. (ehow.com)
  • birds
  • Even if the birds get to the fruit before me, I don't mind so much because I tell myself I'll pay the fare to have them serenade me as I garden. (lowes.com)
  • InventHelp® introduces the 'Bird Irator™,' a deterrent to help protect fruit trees from birds. (prweb.com)
  • The Bird Irator™ hangs easily in a fruit tree or other bush, and helps prevent birds from eating the fruit or ruining the tree. (prweb.com)
  • One pack of Fruit sleeves is sufficient for a large to medium sized tree, allowing the birds to share the more inaccessible fruit! (harrodhorticultural.com)
  • The tree netting from the garden store is worthless because the mesh is big enough for the birds to stick their head in. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It's just impossible to keep the birds and bugs away from the developing fruit without an incredible amount of effort. (scienceblogs.com)
  • You won't have to use chemicals and keep those birds from pecking the fruit. (instructables.com)
  • Pollinated by bees, birds and bats, the trees usually take between eight and 12 years to bear fruit. (gardenguides.com)
  • Cozumel
  • While this popular tourist attraction is better known for its beaches, Cozumel also features several tropical fruit trees that are sure to attract a gardener's eye. (gardenguides.com)
  • bark
  • Field mice can gnaw on the bark of trees and especially like to hide in the snow and chew on tree bark over the winter months. (garden.org)
  • Mayan healers use the plant's fruit, leaves and bark for medicinal purposes. (gardenguides.com)
  • Practically every tree has had the bark nibbled to a greater or lesser extent, but they all seem to be hanging in there. (downsizer.net)