Burpee Community - Fruits http://www.burpee.com/community/categories/fruits Burpee Community - Fruits en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Why is my lemon skin like this?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/789/why-is-my-lemon-skin-like-this My lemon tree has this greying effect on the peel where it doesn't see much sunlight? Every single lemon on the tree is like this :( Any help with this would be much appreciated. tai nhac chuong
PS : i'm a beginner gardener.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/789/why-is-my-lemon-skin-like-this October 30, 2015
October 26, 2015 October 26, 2015 <![CDATA[Strawberries in tubs]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/788/strawberries-in-tubs I brought a few strawberry plants from the allotment that we are giving up this year. It was either move them to our other allotment or bring them home. I planted up 3 short troughs and they are doing so well, in fact better fruit. Probably because they get more attention here, so home more will come. nhac chuong mien phi
No guessing what is for pud this evening.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/788/strawberries-in-tubs October 26, 2015
<![CDATA[I Like Strawberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/774/i-like-strawberries Since we last spoke a lot has been going on here--my bride and I have been camping, off on a jaunt to spend the night in a romantic old ferry house for my partner's birthday. For this occasion, I had arranged for flowers to be secretly placed in our room beforehand. 

The room was high up in the old house and was spacious. There was a very nice view out across the river flats. It was pastoral, calming and romantic. Interestingly enough, the ferry still runs back and forth...... Qua óc chó
Ach, but here I go again rambling off-topic.

Right then, --snapping back to reality--

There have been jobs to do out the ying-yang and more visitors. I shall limit further discussions of other-garden and other adventurous exploits for other postings. Now, I would like to direct your attention to the season's first and the subject of this posting:


The first strawberry..... removed ~two weeks ago. Later this year than last.
The taste of that first strawb went to my bride. I got a nibble from near the stem attachment. It was delicious. There aren't words to describe. I shall just say this,--I am passionate about strawberries.

Well then, with the appearance of reddening strawbs, it meant that it was time to throw a net over the patch so that we would have enough to freeze-in, jam up and eat fresh.... If I did not do that, the blackbirds would consume them all, leaving only a dropping or two to taunt.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/774/i-like-strawberries July 2, 2015
<![CDATA[Cherry Trees not bearing fruit]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/778/cherry-trees-not-bearing-fruit

I'm in arnold mo ( st louis area ). i planted 6 semi dwarf cherry trees 5 years ago. they mostly have not even bloomed. this year there were sparse blooms on 3 trees & only 1 cherry has appeared. there were no late freezes or significant frosts. i have 6 bee hives within 75 ft of the trees so pollination should not be an issue. what could be the problem? do cherry trees not do well in this area? qua oc cho the peach trees i planted at the same time are bearing fruit. any ideas? & while i'm on here how would you go about fertilizing fruit trees?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/778/cherry-trees-not-bearing-fruit August 21, 2015
<![CDATA[Transplanting Raspberry ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/715/transplanting-raspberry- We purchased a home where raspberry was left go and has run amuck among the weeds in the woods. Good crop but very hard to harvest. I want to transplant it in a proper row with a short support for the canes. We are having a pretty mild November. Can I do this now or wait until spring? Now I can easily tell which canes are first year and will provide berries next year. 

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/715/transplanting-raspberry- November 23, 2013
<![CDATA[Fruiting Mulberry Bush]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/773/fruiting-mulberry-bush Bush
The fruiting mulberry bush was wrapped in a fiber glass screen to protect form the ravages of birds.The fruit is plentiful this year and perobably five to ten pounds will be harvested.Without protection the harvest is almost nothing.Smile

Qua oc cho

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/773/fruiting-mulberry-bush June 22, 2015
<![CDATA[Strawberry transpalnting]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting I have a strawberry patch that has gone wild. The runners have developed new plants and becasue they are so compacted now I don't know how to tell the old plant from the younger plant when transplanting this fall. I really want to get this patch more organized so but now do not know which plants are new or older and the entire patch needs retilled and completely repalnted in rows that easier obatinable when picking. Anyone with any advice before fall 2015 gets here?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/769/strawberry-transpalnting June 6, 2015
<![CDATA[Worm inside Raspberrys stems]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems this summer I got worms inside my Rapberrys and they only gave me a few raspberrys, as in 3 handfulls, do not know if they where there last year because i moved here in August 2013.

I just cut the rapberrys down, an noticed the worms had gone all the way to the bottom of plant and upward all the way. 

I have 24 plants, and it looks like they might be a few years old because the root system is everywhere. I uprooted one but I thought I better ask before I pull them all out. Is this rapberry patch savable or do I need to pull them all out?

thanks For any help you can give me .


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/749/worm-inside-raspberrys-stems October 8, 2014
<![CDATA[what do to do with strawberry plants at the end of the season?]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season I had planted 15 plants three months ago and only got a half dozen tiny berries so far. now they are growing faster and getting bigger leaves and runners are starting to appear. I have not done gardening for many years, what am I suppose to do with them now?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/664/what-do-to-do-with-strawberry-plants-at-the-end-of-the-season July 8, 2013
<![CDATA[Raspberry patch out of control]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control My raspberry plants are out of control.  They are getting very large and are spreading so much that it is difficult to get into the patch to pull weeds (also out of control) and I can barely get to many of the berries by August. The plants range in varieties, and are all between 2-5 years old.  I'm trying to decide how to prune them, train them, and get them back in some kind of order this year.  If possible, would prefer NOT to sacrifice having at least some of both early and late harvest, because I truly love snacking on sun-ripened berries while I'm out in the garden throughout the summer.  I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on managing these wily brambles!

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/735/raspberry-patch-out-of-control February 21, 2014
<![CDATA[Strawberrys - Zone 9 - Florida - question for when it gets really hot]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/535/strawberrys---zone-9---florida---question-for-when-it-gets-really-hot This is the first year that I am growing strawberries.    I bought 25 bare roots plants (Sweet Charlie - June Bearing) as soon as they were available this winter.  They are growing in containers - one plant per pot/container.   Not many had flowers, but I snipped off those that did as instructed.   It seems like the first year is for getting established.

I have searched but haven't found the answer regarding what to do with the plants when it gets really hot (June-mid October).    Any advice would be appreciated.    Also, when does strawberriy plants produce runners?







http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/535/strawberrys---zone-9---florida---question-for-when-it-gets-really-hot February 13, 2013
<![CDATA[Is it too late to plant blueberries zone 5]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/638/is-it-too-late-to-plant-blueberries-zone-5 Is it too late to plant blueberries for zone 5?  What are the risks and things I shouto assume assure they last?


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/638/is-it-too-late-to-plant-blueberries-zone-5 May 13, 2013
<![CDATA[blueberries flowering in December]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/497/blueberries-flowering-in-december Hello All,
A few weeks ago we got 2 blueberry bushes (1 Jewel, 1 emerald ) and now they are both starting to flower.We live in Little Rock, Arkansas and the plants have been outside since we got them. Is there any actions we can take or should take so we can still get fruit in the spring? Too late to remove the buds?

thank you


http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/497/blueberries-flowering-in-december December 25, 2012
<![CDATA[Melon Spacing]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/9/melon-spacing How far apart should I plant my melons? I know they spread and vine, so what is ideal spacing for planting in my raised garden beds?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/9/melon-spacing February 16, 2012
<![CDATA[Protecting Blueberries from Freeze]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/441/protecting-blueberries-from-freeze I have two newly planted blueberry bushes in large pots. What is the best way to protect them from a spring frost?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/441/protecting-blueberries-from-freeze April 27, 2012
<![CDATA[Question about Top Hat Blueberry]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/442/question-about-top-hat-blueberry This is the first year I planted a top hot blueberry.  Will it produce fruit this year?  (I am in Zone 7).  If not, should I remove any blooms once they start to emerge?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/442/question-about-top-hat-blueberry May 26, 2012
<![CDATA[Blueberries]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries I have 4 Blueberry plants 2 yrs old. They are in 3 gal pots and I want to put them in a raised strawberry bed.  When do I transplant them?  Do they need protection from the freezing temp which we are approaching.  Is there a publication that I can buy for detailed info?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/443/blueberries November 22, 2011
<![CDATA[Strawberry plants, can I move mine? ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/312/strawberry-plants%2C-can-i-move-mine- The raised planter that contains my strawberry plants is in need of a lot of repair this spring.  Am I OK to move my plants to a new planter without risk of them dying.  They are two year old plants.  We live in Wisconsin.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/312/strawberry-plants%2C-can-i-move-mine- February 10, 2012
<![CDATA[Having problems getting soil acidic]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/444/having-problems-getting-soil-acidic This is the first year I've planted blueberries.  I have a tophat plant that looks to be doing fine, however, when I test the acidity level of the soil, it is nowhere near acidic, and I worry that this will prevent the plant from producing fruit.  I have been adding dried coffee grounds to the soil weekly and testing it about a week later, but still no results.  I like to try to garden as naturally and chemically free as possible, so is there anything besides or in addition to the coffee grounds that will make the soil more acidic? What amount of dried coffee grounds is sufficient, and how often after I add them should I re-test the soil?

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/444/having-problems-getting-soil-acidic May 11, 2012
<![CDATA[Dead blueberry]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/445/dead-blueberry I had a 10-12 year old fully established  blueberry bush that did not seem to make it after this winter.  It is odd because all my other bushes are already fruiting (it was a mild winter here in chicago and Spring came early).  Do blueberries ever go dormant?  I hate to cut it down without being sure that it is truly dead.  The branches do not seem to be dried out, but I do not see green and it has no leaves at all. What could have happened?  The soil is acidic enough...

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/445/dead-blueberry April 26, 2012