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Fruit is a part of a flowering plant that derives from specific tissues of the flower, one or more ovaries, and in some cases accessory tissues. Fruit is usually any sweet-tasting plant product, especially those associated with seeds. Fruits contains the names of some fruits that are considered edible in some cuisines.

How to Grow Strawberries

Discover how to grow and harvest luscious organic strawberries. By Stella Otto -  Organic Gardening - Soil preparation: Prepare a weed-free site that gets 8 to 10 hours of strong sunlight a day. Well-drained soil with a pH around 6.0 to 6.2 is ideal. To avoid verticillium wilt, don't plant in sites where raspberries, strawberries, or solanaceous plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc.) have grown before. Planting: Early spring planting is customary in most areas. For warm winter…

All about Papaya – Fruit Facts

Common Names: Papaya, , Mamao (Brazil), Tree Melon. Related Species: Babaco (Carica pentagona), Mountain Papaya (C. pubescens), Chamburo (C. stipulata). Origin: The papaya is believed to be native to southern Mexico and neighboring Central America. It is now present in every tropical and subtropical country. Adaptation: Papayas have exacting climate requirements for vigorou Carica papaya L. Caricaceae Common Names: Papaya, Mamao (Brazil), Tree Melon. Related…

All About Apricot: Fruit Tree Breeding and Scope in Pakistan

by M.Waseem Akram Introduction: Apricot is considered as a very delicious and an important fruit of the world. It is a member of the family “Rosaceae” and sub-family is “Prunoidea”. Its genus is “Prunus L” and sub-genus is “Prunophora”. Botanical name of this fruit tree is Prunus armeniaca and most of the apricots which are cultivated belong to this species. Some other closely related apricot species are P. brigantiaca vill., P. ansu Komar., P. mume Sieb., P. sibirica L., P. mandshurica…

Strawberry Growing Guide

October 29, 2014 - Gardening Talk Strawberries can be grown in a wide range of soils, from light sand to heavy clay. However, waterlogging will cause the fruits to become diseased and the plant to rot. The ideal soil is well-drained and rich in humus. They prefer to be planted in full sun, out of the wind. Plants can be planted outdoors from late June until September. If planted later, the flowers should be removed in the first year so the energy is used to develop a healthy plant in…

Grapefruit – A Marvellous Fruit

The name grapefruit is probably derived from the fact that the fruits commonly occur in small clusters, rather singly. The original significance of the name of this important fruit is obscure. The fruit is borne in bunches and therefore, it has been named grapefruit. It should be distinguished from Chakotra which is much bigger in size and can be distinguished easily from the peel. The street hawkers called it Grapefruit and sometimes Chakotra. The Chakotra is a different fruit and is also…

Can Parasitic Wasps Help Save America’s Citrus?

Hillary Rosner Published June 17, 2014 In a lemon grove in Riverside, California, a half dozen beige mesh tents rise above the fruit trees. Within each tent a solitary lemon tree bustles with invaders from another continent: small insects called Asian citrus psyllids. They're potential carriers of a plague that could decimate California's citrus groves. But scientists here are deliberately breeding them—in order to breed an antidote. "Warning," read signs posted on the tents in…

Area and Production of Citrus In Pakistan

                                              Area of citrus (in hactares)   Year Punjab Sindh KPK Balochistan Pakistan   2009-2010 188152   4509   4343   1376   198380   2010-2011 184227   4908   4017   1376 194528     2011-2012 183568   4917   4071   1421   193977…

The smell of crop disaster: UF research on citrus greening

June 04, 2014 Paul Brinkmann Insects that carry the devastating citrus greening disease are attracted by an odor that sick trees give off, researchers at University of Florida found. The research advances understanding of the costly disease, which is damaging Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry. The research found that psyllids – tiny bugs – are attracted to the odor emitted by an infected citrus tree. According to a news release, the scent may also help wasps find and eat…

Health Benefits of Melon

Yuli Ardian Melon is a fruit name as well as the plant that produced it, which is included in interest Cucurbitaceae. The fruit is usually eaten fresh as fruit ice mixture. Edible part is the pulp (Mesocarp). Its texture is soft, white to red, depending kultivarnya. Melon Benefits - Beautiful and Healthy Water levels on melon fruit reached 95%, thus giving a soothing effect. Melon fruit contains a lot of Vitamin A, B and C and contains protein, calcium and phosphorus. Melon nutritional…

Minimizing pesticide exposure to bees in fruit crops

April 30, 2014 Use these practices and guidelines for minimizing exposure of bees to pesticides while still managing pests and disease in fruit crops. by Julianna Wilson Most fruit crops grown in Michigan need bees, whether managed or wild, for pollination. Honey bees are by far the most important crop pollinators because they are abundant, will collect nectar and pollen at distances up to five miles away from their hive, and are relatively easy to transport in and out of plantings…

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