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A row of fruit trees in the DWN backyard orchard demonstration planting, April 2012.
Notes & News - Home Gardens
What's happening at DWN plus our latest product and growing information.
1 month ago
Of the 300+ Dave Wilson Nursery home garden tree fruit varieties, which ones receive the most attention from website users? Two home garden tree fruit Top Varieties lists have been tabulated - the overall Top 50, dominated by low-chill varieties, and the Top 40 of varieties requiring 500 or more chill hours.
1 month ago
Many home fruit growers have learned to take advantage of preseason special ordering to procure their chosen DWN fruit trees. More than 350 fruit and nut varieties are available to the backyard grower from retail nurseries participating in the Special Order Fruit Tree (SOFT) program.
9 months ago
In climates that can be highly variable from year to year, experienced fruit growers know the value of crop diversity. To spread the risk of crop failure, home growers can add higher- or lower-chill varieties for their differing adaptabilities and bloom times, disease-resistant varieties, and varieties with different ripening dates. A good place to start might be
The most recent video in the series Home Fruit Growing Basics