Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Melon Basics

Buying Melons When selecting melons of any variety, look for quality and freshness. The melon rind should have good color and should not be misshapen or bruised. The rind should give slightly at the...

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...

Chinese Vegetables

Chinese vegetables include Chinese cabbage, bok choy, mustard greens, winter radish, snow peas, yard-long beans, and varieties of melons, eggplant and cucumbers, among others. These vegetables 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...

Bunch Grapes

Two primary species of bunch grapes are commercially grown in the United States: the European bunch grape (Vitis vinifera) and the American bunch grape (V. labrusca). South Carolina’s climate...

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