Kiwi is a vigorous vine that quickly grows out of control if not grown on a solid supporting structure and pruned regularly. Knowing how to cut a kiwi vine is an essential part of growing kiwi fruit. Read more here.
The American bittersweet vine (Celastrus scandens) adds a festive fall air to landscapes and dried arrangements. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 8, its main attraction is yellow-orange fruit capsules that split to reveal brilliant red fruit. Those capsules depend on a healthy crop of blossoms. Understanding and meeting bittersweet vine's needs will help get this native vine flowering and bearing colorful ornamental fruit.
Maypop Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata) 4" pot, from Logee's, "Beautiful flowers, fragrance and succulent fruit are characteristic of this native North American Passion Flower. Three-inch wide, creamy pink petals in a fully banded corolla appear throughout the summer. This is the hardiest of the Passion Flowers growing as far north as New England." --I think this is the one.
Thornless blackberries, just like traditional blackberry plants, are members of the rose family of perennial bramble plants. Like traditional blackberries, thornless blackberries come in trailing, semi-erect and erect cultivars. The only differences between thornless and traditional blackberries are that thornless varieties tend to have sweeter,...
Oregon grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that grows well in shadier spots. It will provide color throughout all four seasons with its green (spring) and burgundy (fall) foliage, yellow flowers and purplish-blue fruit. This great shrub grows 3-10' feet tall and 2-5' feet wide. The leaves are like holly trees and shrubs (Ilex), but they are in a different family. Zones 5-9. It is native to western North America.
Harvesting Kiwi Fruit: How And When To Harvest Kiwis - Kiwi fruit is a lovely green with tiny uniform and edible black seeds inside the fuzzy brown skin, which is removed before eating. Find out when to harvest the tasty fruits in this article.
The best time to prune apple trees is in late winter or very early spring before any new growth starts. The only growth you ever want to prune or remove during the summer months, when the tree is actively growing, is a sucker.
Growing grapes? Learn to prune them properly: Grapes produce the most fruit on shoots growing off of one-year-old canes. If you have too many old canes (from no pruning), then you’ll get fewer grapes. If you prune back your vines completely each year, then you get lots of new growth, but again, few grapes. Learn the best practices from the National Gardening Association.