Author: David Parker

Asian Pear

Asian pears (Pyrus pyrifolia) are known by many names—including Chinese, Japanese, Oriental, sand, and apple pear. There is confusion with the name “apple pear,” as it may lead people to...

Blackberry

Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are native to the Southeastern United States and can be found growing wild in many areas throughout South Carolina. They are highly valued by wildlife and humans...

Plum

Plums can be divided into three types: European (including the Damson), Japanese and indigenous American species. They are related to peaches, and the production practices for these two fruits are...

Persimmon

Persimmons can be divided into two distinct groups: the native persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) and the Oriental persimmon (D. kaki). The fruit from native varieties tends to be smaller, seedier and...

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