How to Plan for Cross-Pollination of Dwarf Fruit Trees?

Answer If you plant a lone apple tree, it may bear few fruit. Apples usually need at least one other apple tree of a different variety nearby, so bees can spread pollen between them and cross-fertilize th... Read More »

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Cross Pollination of Fruit Trees?

Cross-pollination is an important agent of biological diversity not only in fruit trees, but also throughout the plant world. Many plants including the conifers are not able to self-pollinate. This... Read More »

Can I use pigs to clean up around my dwarf fruit trees Will they hurt the trees while eating the fruit?

I just read a report for a MASTER GARDENER in Texas who tried pigs the way you are asking. It was a disaster. The pigs went after the lower fruit still on the trees and actually broke off many lo... Read More »

The Advantages of Growing Dwarf and Semi-Dwarf Fruit Trees?

As humans begin to manipulate and better understand plants, they selected fruit trees for characteristics they desired, such as size and flavor. Fruit trees that grew to a smaller mature size or bo... Read More »

Watermelons: can cross-pollination influence the quality of fruit: shape, weight, taste?

No - what cross pollination affects will be the seed and the resulting watermelons grown from them. It won't affect your current crop.