Best Fruit Trees for Mountain Food

01/30/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener You used to need a lot of land to grow fruit trees. Most standard-sized fruit trees mature at a height and width of between 18-25 ft. Not only will this require a big chunk…

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8 Steps to Pruning Overgrown Fruit Trees

02/17/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener As February is the ideal month to prune and plant fruit trees, we are loading up on local favorites here at the garden center. The most consistently producing fruiters in the mountains of Arizona…

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Health Benefits of Apples and so Easy to Grow

09/10/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Fall is a time to celebrate the apple harvest.  Just thinking of apple pie, apple tarts, candied apple and hot apple cider makes my mouth water. With so many apple recipes to enjoy, why…

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Knowing When Fruit is Ready to Harvest

07/23/2015 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Most tree fruits release a sweet scent into the air when their fruits are ready to taste, but it’s very hard to gauge the exact moment of peak ripeness. Times will vary year by…

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