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Companion plants for fruit trees, including apples, pears, peaches, cherries, and plums. Great article with lots of good information. http://statebystategardening.com/state.php/il/newsletter-stories/fruittree_friends/

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Apple Tree Diseases: Common Problems Growing Apple Tree

Information On Common Diseases Of Apple Trees - Apple trees are one of the most popular fruit trees in the home garden, but among the most prone to disease and problems. This article will help with common issues so you can better manage them.

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Purple Power Juice - This juice with beets, carrots, apple and pear is a great juice to play around with varying flavors. Add more pears, apple or ginger if you don't want to taste the beets at all, or stick to just one apple and pear each with no ginger to taste the earthiness of the beets and carrots. Either way, this juice is delicious and a great way to get your fruit and veggies for the day!

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Espalier apple and pear trees in Prince Charles' walled Kitchen Garden at Highgrove, UK. Photo via http://www.highgrovegardens.com/highgrove-gardens-information.html.

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How to Grow Apples Without Pesticides -

Grow your own organic apples! Plant trees in either spring or fall. Explains how to: choose disease resistant varieties, use permaculture techniques like guilding, prune branches and thin flowers, bag young fruit to protect from pests, and identify nutrient deficiencies.:

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Types of espalier- so pretty!  -- be sure to pick the right type of apples (or other fruit) for your growing area -- it is easier to grow certain apples in a certain shape (all trees have a natural branch shape)  - check them out before you start. :)

Types of espalier- so pretty! -- be sure to pick the right type of apples (or other fruit) for your growing area -- it is easier to grow certain apples in a certain shape (all trees have a natural branch shape) - check them out before you start. :)

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