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Growing Hardy Apple Trees

Learn about some of the best tasting hardy apple trees available to northern growers with Bob Osborne, the owner of Corn Hill Nursery in New Brunswick, Canada and auth...

Growing Hardy Kiwi Vines

Hardy kiwi vines produce berries that are sweeter than table grapes and they have more vitamin C per ounce than an average orange. And while the fruit is similar to th...

Why Pests Can't Attack Healthy Plants

According to Entomologist Thomas M. Dykstra, Ph.D. of Dykstra Laboratories in Gainesville, Florida, insect pests can't attack healthy plants. Learn more and ask your q...

Growing Heirloom Peaches

There are some fantastic heirloom peach cultivars that are not available at your local supermarket....but you can grow them at home! Lawton Pearson of Pearson Farm tal...

How to Grow a Fruiting Wall

Commercial growers are increasingly growing sweet cherries and other fruits in an easy to prune, maintain and harvest fruiting wall structure. Matthew Whiting, Extensi...

Turning Your Backyard into a Food Forest

Learn how to transform your backyard into a food forest with Dani Baker, author of The Home-Scale Forest Garden: How to Plan, Plant and Tend a Resilient Edible Landsca...

Espalier Fruit Trees for Small Gardens

Looking to plant a small fruit tree? Learn how to create espalier fruit tree planting with Ron Perry, Ph.D., co-author of Espalier Fruit Trees for Northern Gardens.

Do Plant Hardiness Zones Matter?

In the past, you would consult a plant hardiness zone map if you wanted to know whether a fruit tree or any other plant could survive in your climate. But our climate...

Grow Fruit Trees Fast!

How do you encourage young fruit trees to grow faster and produce an earlier harvest? Susan Poizner of OrchardPeople.com chats with John Cline Ph.D, Professor in the ...

Grafting Fruit Trees

Steph Roth from Silver Creek Nursery in Ontario talks about how she grafts fruit trees. We will cover collecting fruiting wood, rootstock choices, bench grafting and m...

Making Perry Cider

Cider apples are a hot commodity these days. But what about perry pears? In this episode, Barry Masterson, of Kertel Reiter Cider talks about perry and tells us how t...

Irrigation Systems for Fruit Trees

There is a right way and a wrong way to water your fruit trees and other plants. And how you irrigate will affect the health of your plants and the quality of your har...

Heirloom Fruit Recipes for The Holiday

Learn to use your home grown heirloom fruits in recipes from centuries past. Show guests include orchardist Darren Turpin of Orchardnotes.com, historic cook Paul Couch...

Being a Tree Detective

Lindsay Mitchel, Editor at the International Society of Arboriculture's publication Arborist News and Sarah Ruark, technical advisor at the Davey Institute, the resear...

Food Forest Design

Lincoln Smith from Forested.us explains how listening to the landscape is the secret to growing healthy fruit trees and fruiting plants. Lincoln will talk about some o...

Drought Resistant South West Peaches

Reagan Wytsalucy, Extension Assistant Professor, Agriculture & Natural Resources at Utah State University, talks about her journey to find the last orchards growin...

Will Nitrogen Fixing Plants Improve Soil Fertility?

Do nitrogen fixing plants and trees actually improve soil fertility? Will your fruit trees benefit if you plant nitrogen fixing plants in your garden? Susan speaks to ...

Fruit Tree Foliar Sprays with John Kempf

Learn how to boost your trees health with fruit tree foliar sprays that you can make at home from sugar, molasses, epsom salts...and Coca-cola? Our show guest is regen...

Bury Your Briefs to Evaluate Soil Microbes

Learn why Canadian farmers are burying their briefs to find out if they have beneficial microbes in the soil! Our guests from the University of Guelph are Cameron Ogil...

Soil and Tissue Testing

Jack Legg, an agronomist from SGS Canada, talks about soil and tissue testing and how that can help ensure that your fruit trees and plants have the nutrients they need.

Growing Blueberries

Blueberry bushes are native to North America. So why are they so hard to grow? Find out how to grow them successfully with Kathleen Demchak, Senior Extension Associate...

Creating a "Tree of 40 Fruit"

Why plant 40 fruit trees that produce different types of fruit, when you can have one tree that produces 40 types of fruit? Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken is an ass...

When To Fertilize Fruit Trees

Your fruit tree's nutritional needs change throughout the year. Learn when to fertilize fruit trees with Tree Fruit Production Extension Specialist Robert Crassweller,...

Native Apple Trees

Learn about crabapple trees that are native to North America in this podcast with researcher Paul Kron, Research Associate at the Plant Population and Evolution Resear...

Apple Tasting Party

Learn how to taste different apple cultivars and varieties like the experts do with Dr. Amy Bowen, Director, Consumer Insights Group at Vineland Research and Innovatio...

How to Prune Old Fruit Trees

Learn how to prune old apple trees and how to care for them with UK-based orchard educator Bob Lever.

Growing Fruit Trees in Extreme Climates

Learn to grow fruit trees in extreme climates with Greg Peterson of UrbanFarm.org.

Community Orchards in the UK and Beyond

Learn the secrets of establishing a successful community orchard with Lewis McNeill of The Orchard Project in the United Kingdom.

Bee Garden Design and Fruit Trees

Learn to create a garden with native plants that will attract bees and other beneficial insects with Lorraine Johnson, co-author of the free eBook: "A Flower Patch for...

Vertical Mulching and Worms in Soil

Vertical mulching using worms has been shown to help improve heavily compressed soil according to Glynn Percival, Lab Manager at Bartlett's Tree Research and Diagnosti...

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