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Fruit Tree Care Lessons with Greg Peterson

Join Greg Peterson from UrbanFarm.org as he shares five key fruit tree lessons that he has learned from starting a new orchard in North Carolina, applying lessons from...

Hugelkultur with Paul Wheaton

Learn how to cultivate thriving fruit trees and gardens even if you don't have the best soil by using the Hugelkultur technique. Tune in to this Tuesday's live radio s...

EASY GROW Fruit Trees and PRUNING with Harold Thornbro & Susan Poizner

In this radio show and podcast, fruit tree educator Susan Poizner usually interviews experts in fruit tree care. But in this episode, Harold Thornbro of The Modern Hom...

Fool Proof Apple Preservation with Melissa K Norris

What do you do with your bumper crop of apples? In this episode, learn how to can apples easily while keeping your loved ones safe from risks like botulism and mold! O...

Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques with Tom Spellman

In this episode, Susan Poizner talks to Tom Spellman of Dave Wilson Nursery in Hickman California about the book "How to Prune Fruit Trees and Roses". Tom is one of a ...

Hybrid Persimmons with Darren Bender-Beauregard

Once you had to choose: Either grow American persimmons that are hardy, but not great for fresh eating -  or grow the sweet and tasty Asian persimmons that thrived in ...

Regenerative Fruit Tree Sprays with Nigel Palmer

Learn how to turn fermented plant juice, eggshells and other locally sourced materials into effective fruit tree fertilizers with Nigel Palmer, author of The Regenerat...

Multi-Fruit Trees with Javier Rivera

Javier Rivera of Stone River Nursery in Central Florida talks about the potential of grafting when creating multi-cultivar trees, fruit salad trees, and even trees tha...

Protecting Fruit Tree Blossoms from Frost with Kevin Folta

If you want to enjoy a harvest, you need to protect the blossoms on your fruit tree from late season freezing events. Learn how to do that with Dr Kevin Folta, Departm...

Fig Propagation with Sam Hubert

Learn how to find and propagate wild fig trees with Sam Hubert, a passionate "fig hunter" and nursery manager of One Green World Nursery and Garden Center in Portland ...

Apple Tree Rootstocks Explained with John Strang

B9? EMLA107? What's the difference between the many different types of rootstocks used for apple trees. And which is the best for you?

Foodscaping with Matt Lebon

If you love growing fruit trees and other edible plants, you might consider a career as a "foodscaper." Matt Lebon of Customfoodscaping.com talks about how to transfor...

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 with Thomas M. Dykstra

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 growing th...

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 ...

Custom Fruit Tree Spray Recipes 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...

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