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Apricot, a chewy little sun
Fruit trees

Apricot, a chewy little sun

Apricot in brief… French production in 2012: 160,900 tonnes Production basins: Rhône-Alpes, PACA and Languedoc-Roussillon Availability: from June to August High season: July Average price in 2012: € 2.5 / kg Consumption in 2012: 3.8 kg per purchasing household Nutrition: 100 g of apricots represent 49.1 kcal1 Source: Agreste2 Source: Kantar Worldpanel3 Sources: INSEE (a household is composed of 2.3 people), Kantar Worldpanel4 Source: Ciqual 2012 See also: benefits and virtues of Apricot for health Apricots, Cultivation The cultivation of apricot trees, which can reach 6 m in height, requires patience and know-how.

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Plant exotic berries!

If you're a foodie but don't have a large garden to grow fruit trees, plant some exotic berry shrubs. It's a clever and original way to indulge yourself. Here is a selection of exotic berries that are resistant to cold. Light May berries Unlike the European honeysuckle, whose red berries are poisonous, the one native to Siberia produces edible blue fruits.
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Fruit trees: after harvest, it's time for care

Gardening is an eternal restart. Once the harvests are over, you have to think about the next ones. To have healthy fruits, without using pesticides, a few prevention tips This year has been very rainy and many fruits, such as peaches or plums, have burst on trees, which opened the door to diseases, such as Monilia.
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On the road to cassis

In Burgundy, on the Hautes Côtes de Nuits-Saint-Georges, the plots of prestigious wines stand alongside those of blackcurrant, always famous for its transformation into cream. A well-nurtured tradition. And in mid-July when the harvest is in full swing, a powerful fragrance arises from the fields of the Côte d´Or.
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Summer care of fruit trees

During the summer, do not neglect the care of the orchard and vegetable garden before or after harvesting the fruits. For some, it is already necessary to envisage the next season… To read also: A fter the harvest, place to the care All the articles devoted to the fruit trees Stone fruit trees in summer Air out the stone fruit trees if this is not done, by removing the fruits in excess, especially if the summer is very dry.
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Olive 'Picholine': the full-bodied taste of Gard

Consumers are still too often unaware of it: olive oil from Nîmes has benefited since 2004 from an AOC: Designation of Controlled Origin. A guarantee of quality, the recognition of an ancestral Gard terroir! Because the Gard concentrates all the ingredients favorable to the cultivation of the olive tree: a filtering soil, made of a layer of pebbles and a subsoil of red clay, sunshine, and temperatures that drop dramatically at the start of winter.
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Plant fruit trees!

Cherries, apples, pears ... What a pleasure to harvest the fruits of your garden! Autumn is the right season to plant fruit trees. Real orchard, small garden or balcony: varieties exist for all configurations. Also read: Adopt a Choose your fruit tree well The best way to choose your fruit tree is to taste its fruit.
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Acerola: a digest of vitamin C

Acerola, also or Barbados cherry, is a red fruit renowned for its high content of vitamin C. In summary, what you need to know: Name: Acerola, Malpighia glabra Family: Malpighiaceae Type: Fruit shrub Height: 5 to 8 m in a natural environment Exposure: Sun Soil: Well drained Foliage: Persistent - Flowering: 6 to 7 times a year Most often found in the form of a capsule in pharmacies, it is in fact a slightly tart fruit with juicy flesh.
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Pruning an apple or pear tree in espalier

Pruning apple or pear in espalier is an interesting way to improve the productivity of apples and pears but also to dress up a wall. Pruning in espalier is easy but it requires some attention and regular care to lead your Apple or pear tree> See also: pruning apple and pear trees Apple tree and pear tree espalier Here, in video, advice on how to prune an apple tree or pear tree in espalier.
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Bigarreau cherry, essential cherries

The bigarreau cherry gives beautiful cherries, sweet, firm and fleshy and a production of the most abundant.In summary, what you should know: Name: Prunus aviumFamily: RosaceaeType: Fruit treeHeight: 6 to 15 mExposition: SunnySoil: OrdinaryFoliage: Deciduous - Flowering: April - Harvest: June to July Planting a bigarreau cherry The planting of the bigarreau cherry tree is an important step because, well done, it promotes good growth and therefore the fruiting of the cherry tree and the bigarreau cherries It is strongly recommended to plant in the fall to promote rooting.
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Almond tree: a fruit tree full of interests

The almond tree is a beautiful fruit tree, well known for its spectacular pinkish-white bloom.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Prunus amygdalus, dulcisFamily: RosaceaeType: Fruit treeHeight: 6 to 9 mExposition: SunnySoil: Ordinary Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: Spring - Harvest: End of summer Read also: benefits and virtues of sweet almonds The maintenance and pruning of the almond tree contribute to the quality of the almond harvest.
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Apricot, a chewy little sun

Apricot in brief… French production in 2012: 160,900 tonnes Production basins: Rhône-Alpes, PACA and Languedoc-Roussillon Availability: from June to August High season: July Average price in 2012: € 2.5 / kg Consumption in 2012: 3.8 kg per purchasing household Nutrition: 100 g of apricots represent 49.1 kcal1 Source: Agreste2 Source: Kantar Worldpanel3 Sources: INSEE (a household is composed of 2.3 people), Kantar Worldpanel4 Source: Ciqual 2012 See also: benefits and virtues of Apricot for health Apricots, Cultivation The cultivation of apricot trees, which can reach 6 m in height, requires patience and know-how.
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The chestnut, the symbol of autumn

Chestnuts, the symbol of autumn Available from mid-September, chestnuts are harvested when ripe for six weeks, delighting the taste buds until the end of the year celebrations. Prehistory From the same family as the oak, the chestnut flourished during the Tertiary era.
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Goji: a very interesting fruit tree

Goji is a shrub offering fruits with exceptional virtues and antioxidant benefits.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Lycium barbarumFamily: SolanaceaeType: Fruit shrubHeight: 1 to 3 mExposure: SunSoil: Well drained, rather dryFoliage: Persistent - Flowering: Summer - Harvest: August to October Cultivation and maintenance tips, here's how to get Goji berries.
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Bilberry: from planting to harvest

The blueberry is a wonderful small fruit tree whose easy cultivation will delight you with its delicious blueberries.In summary, what you need to know: Name: VacciniumFamily: EricaceaeType: Fruit shrubHeight: 80 to 150 cmExposition: Sunny and partial shadeSoil: Acid, heather earth Foliage: Deciduous - Flowering: May - Harvest: Summer Also read: health benefits of blueberries Planting, watering, pruning and maintenance will improve the harvest of blueberries.
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Nectarine tree: the tree with nectarines

The nectarine tree, from the same family as the peach tree, is a formidable fruit tree which requires a few for a good harvest.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Prunus Persica nucipersicaFamily: RosaceaeType: Fruit treeHeight: 2 to 5 mExposition: Sunny Soil: Ordinary, well drained Foliage: Deciduous - Harvest: Summer Planting, maintenance and pruning are important to avoid diseases and ensure good development of your nectarine tree.
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Alsace Quetsche plum

The Quetsche plum of Alsace, magnificent from spring to autumn, offers abundant harvests of Quetsches.In summary, what you need to know: Name: Prunus domesticaFamily: RosaceaeType: Fruit treeHeight: 5 to 6 mExposition: SunnySoil: Quite richFoliage: DeciduousFlowering: March-AprilHarvest: July to SeptemberRead: Plum, history, cultivation and use in cookingPlanting, maintenance and pruning are important to avoid disease.
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Plant currants!

Tasty and rich in vitamins, currants are used to concoct delicious jellies. Grow them in the garden! Choosing the right currant Before buying your currant plants, several criteria must be taken into account. The color of the fruits first: they can be red, white or pink.
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Pruning the vineyard: tips for success

The pruning of the vine is an important stage which conditions the good fruiting and the harvest of the grape.It is not complicated, but some rules are essential to obtain beautiful bunches of grapes. no pruning is bad and your experience will help you to perfectly control the pruning of the vine Also read: Do you know how to have very beautiful bunches of grapes?
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Winter pruning of pome fruit trees

If pruning is not natural and if the trees can do without it to develop normally, it has the advantage of restoring vigor to the plants and improving their fructification. tips you should quickly familiarize yourself with this exercise and improve year by year.
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