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News stories tagged with "fruit"

The challenge of growing fruit

The North Country climate isn't great for fruit trees. There are lots of apple orchards on Lake Champlain, particularly, but insuring a good apple harvest can be a challenge for the home gardener.

Cornell Cooperative extension horticulturist Amy Ivy has tips on other crops for home-grown fruit: berries.  Go to full article
A branch of apple blossoms, about to become a bouquet.
A branch of apple blossoms, about to become a bouquet.

Apple growers watch for frost damage

Gardeners and growers off all stripes have been watching the thermometer closely this week, worrying about repeated frost and freeze warnings. Tender vegetables were covered, pots of greenhouse-grown flowers came in.

In orchards, though, it's harder to protect against frost. Apple growers tended smudge fires or kept the chill air moving with big fans to ward off damage from the cold.

Kevin Iungerman monitors orchards in Clinton, Essex, Washington, Saratoga and Albany counties for Cornell Cooperative Extension. Hw visited apple growers around the region this week, and gave Martha Foley a report this morning.  Go to full article

It's Seed Catalog Season!

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the plethora of spring planting catalogs and tips for growing fruit, from apples to strawberries.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Fruits and Vegetables

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about how we classify foods. Hear Curt assert the nonexistence of vegetables.  Go to full article

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