fruit trees

Tips For Growing New Trees

Jun 12, 2020

Every year Utah farmers and gardeners plant new fruit trees. Some are planted as bare root trees and others were planted from pots. Hopefully, by now your small tree has leaked out and is showing good signs of life. Following our six precautions to take with your tender new fruit trees.

Fertilizing Fruit Trees

May 29, 2020

The most important food for plants is water, sunlight and carbon dioxide. About 94% of plant dry weight consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, derived from the process of photosynthesis. The remaining 6% is composed of 13 essential mineral elements, the largest portion of which is nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. All these mineral nutrients are important for plant growth, they cannot make up for insufficient water or sunlight.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Mar 18, 2020
pruning sheers and gardening equipment on a table

This episode of The Green Thumb originally aired on March 1, 2019.

This is Teryl Roper, extension pomolgist at Utah State University. Now is a good time to prune fruit trees. The coldest part of the winter has passed and the fruit trees are still dormant.