Hosui Pear tree

Hosui Pear tree

Hosui Pear (Pyrus pyrifolia)   Hosui Pear tree overview:  The Hosui Pear tree is a relatively new Asian pear tree that is both beautiful and delicious.   Hosui Pear fruit appearance: The Hosui Pear skin is greenish when unripe.  The ...

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The Loquat tree: a golden gem

The Loquat tree: a golden gem

Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica)   Loquat tree overview: The Loquat tree is a wonderful addition to the Southern California garden because it can deal with our poor soil, it is drought tolerant, and it has a great tropical appearance. Fruit Appearance:  ...

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Valentine pummelo: A tasty new citrus

Valentine pummelo: A tasty new citrus

Valentine Pummelo (Citrus maxima hybrid)    Valentine pummelo overview: This is a relatively new and delicious fruit that ripens during the coldest part of the year.   Fruit appearance: Yellow skin and red pulp. The size of a grapefruit (about ...

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Aratiles tree: Cultivating the cotton candy flavored fruit.

Aratiles tree: Cultivating the cotton candy flavored fruit.

Aratiles (Muntingia calabura)   Aratiles Overview: The Aratiles tree is a fast growing tree with cotton candy flavored fruit. Fruit appearance: The Aratiles fruit is small, about the size of a blueberry. Unripe green fruit turns orange to red when ripe. ...

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Florida Prince Peach: tree care

Florida Prince Peach: tree care

Florida Prince Peach (Prunus persica)   Florida Prince Peach tree overview: The Florida Prince Peach is one of a select group of peaches that does very well in Southern California.  This is a precocious very early-season peach. Fruit appearance:  The ...

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Cultivation of the exotic Cherimoya

Cultivation of the exotic Cherimoya

Cherimoya (Annona cherimola) Cherimoya preface: Pre-Incan people cultivated the fruit as far back as 2,500 BC.  More recently, Mark Twain said that the Cherimoya was “deliciousness itself”.  Perhaps that’s why the fruit doesn’t last that long in the market even though ...

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Blood Orange Tree; cultivation and varieties

Blood Orange Tree; cultivation and varieties

Blood Orange (Citrus sinensis)   Back Story: About 4 years ago we were driving around San Diego County when I saw a line of cars ahead of me pulling off the hillside road we were on.  At first I figured there ...

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Red Baron Peach Tree Care

Red Baron Peach Tree Care

Red Baron Peach  (Prunus persica)   Red Baron Peach tree overview: The Red Baron Peach tree produces super tasty peaches and amazing flowers.  It is one of a few peach trees that grows well in Southern California.   Fruit Appearance: The ...

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