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Comprehensive Resources for Fruit Trees

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Opportunities in Growing Fruit Trees

This factsheet presents the advantages and challenges of growing apple, peach, and pecan trees.

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Producing Tree Fruit for Home Use

This publication explains how to plant and take care of fruit trees in the home garden or yard.

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Growing Apple Trees in the Home Garden

Growing apple trees in the home garden can be fun and rewarding. Several factors are important to consider before planting for successful apple production. Apple variety and rootstock, site selection, …

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Growing Peaches in North Carolina

This publication covers site selection, variety selection, weed control, pruning, diseases and insects and harvesting for peach growers in North Carolina.

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Growing Pecans in North Carolina

This publication explains how to start and maintain a successful pecan orchard on a large or small scale.

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Growing Oriental Persimmons in North Carolina

The oriental persimmon is an easy-to-grow tree which is adaptable to much of North Carolina. The tree has a compact spreading growth habit and low maintenance requirements. The ornamental beauty …

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This publication will focus on the three main tree fruits produced for market in North Carolina: …

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Training and Pruning Fruit Trees in North Carolina

With training and pruning, fruit trees will develop the proper shape and form to yield high-quality fruit sooner and will live longer. Learn how to train your trees for productivity …

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Fruit/Nut Disease Information Notes


Peach Planting and Pruning Videos

Pecan Planting and Pruning Videos

Apple Orchard Management

Tree Fruit Resources for the Home Landscape

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Some Tree Fruit Plant Sources

Nurseries listed below should not be considered as an endorsement, but are in addition to local retail nurseries