Author: Greg Reighard

Blueberry

This popular small fruit bears plenty of berries that are delightful when eaten fresh, used in pies, muffins, or pancakes, or added as a fruit topping for breakfast cereals. Also, blueberry plants...

Peaches & Nectarines

Growing peaches, (Prunus persica) and nectarines (P. persica) in South Carolina can be both fun and rewarding, providing you with the opportunity to put part of the lawn area to good use by...

Muscadine Grape

Muscadine grapes (Muscadinia rotundifolia; formerly Vitis rotundifolia) are truly a fruit for the South. Native to the Southeastern United States, they were discovered by the early colonists and...

Apple

Only in the counties west and north of the Fall Line or Sandhills region of South Carolina are soil and climatic conditions conducive for good apple (Malus domestica) production. Attempts are being...

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...

Asian Pear

Asian pears 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 believe that the...

Blackberry

Blackberries are divided into classes by their growth habit and are described as trailing, semi-trailing or erect. The trailing varieties (sometimes called dewberries) are thorny; the semi-trailing...

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