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December 29, 2017
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Preventing Cedar Apple Rust

Preventing Cedar Apple Rust Preventing Cedar Apple Rust Cedar-apple rust is an interesting and complex disease involving alternating hosts to complete its lifecycle. This disease is caused by the fungus (Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae). Now that is a mouthful to pronounce and something great to discuss with guests while at a party […]
December 29, 2017
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2018 Fruit Tree List

2018 Fruit Tree List 2018 Fruit Tree List The 2018 fruit tree list at Johnson’s Nursery includes an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees, and currant shrubs. Also returning are two of the very popular Urban Apple® columnar apple trees for patio […]
December 20, 2015
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Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI

Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI Growing Apple Trees in S.E. WI Apples are one of the most popular tree fruit for the home grower. Who doesn’t want to bite into a nice crispy apple picked at the peak of perfection? Based on fruit tree sales here at Johnson’s Nursery, […]
November 15, 2015
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Espalier Apple Trees

Espalier Apple Trees Espalier apple trees an exciting style of growing fruit trees that allows homeowners with smaller spaces or urban lots to grow apple trees. Unfortunately, they are a rare site in most home fruit orchards and backyards. Most fruit growers think they are ‘neat’ looking and drool over […]
November 12, 2015
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Training & Pruning Fruit Trees

Training & Pruning Fruit Trees Training and pruning fruit trees is important to being a successful fruit grower. You train early in a fruit tree’s life to achieve proper/desired shape and form (central leader, open center). The first-early years of a tree’s life are most important for proper tree training […]
September 2, 2015
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Savoring Summercrisp Pear

Savoring Summercrisp Pear Here in southeastern Wisconsin, we can grow many pear varieties. The majority of them ripen in September and October. A few however, ripen in August. One of these summer pears is Summercrisp. This pear variety was developed by the University of Minnesota (learn more) and introduced around […]
August 10, 2015
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Home Orchard Success

Success With A Home Orchard Ever think of growing your own fruit? Wonder what it entails and how much effort it will be? Will you be successful? Given that the popularity of home fruit production has exploded in the past few years, many people have had these same thoughts. Sometimes […]
July 26, 2015
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Cherry Pits of July

Cherry Pits of July July is here. Time for the pits of summer. Hot, dusty, dry, mosquitoes, deer flies, etc. No wait! That is the wrong list. I really mean the pits that I so relish each July. Cherry pits. And lots of them. The best sight in July is […]
April 29, 2015

Codling Moth: Apple Menace

Codling Moth: Apple Menace June is the start of our codling moth season. Codling moths are a major pest on apples and to a lesser extent on pears. Here in Wisconsin we normally have 2 generations of codling moths. Codling moths were originally native to Asia but are now found […]
March 14, 2015

Controlling Peach Pests, Disease & Insect

Growing peaches in S.E. Wisconsin is not a foolproof task. Due to our cold winters, success is limited by the cold temperatures and peach pests. Best results are obtained by planting very cold-hardy varieties, such as Reliance Peach, Contender, and Veteran. Peach tree flower buds are only winter hardy to […]
February 21, 2015
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Plum Tree Fruit Harvest 2015

Plum Tree Fruit Harvest 2015 It is that time of year again. Harvest time. Time to pick and enjoy all those luscious fall fruits that hopefully you previously planted in your backyard so you can reap the fall harvest too. If you did not plan ahead and get fruit trees […]
March 22, 2009
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Leaf Lore: Currants

Leaf Lore: Currants Leaf Lore: Currants Red Currants (Ribes rubrum) and Black Currants (Ribes nigrum) are very popular and commercially produced in Europe. What would a British afternoon tea be without a Red Currant Scone amongst the offerings? The Germans call it “Johanissbeeren”, after John the Baptist whose birthday is […]
March 12, 2009
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Leaf Lore: Peach Baskets And Basketball

March Madness Leaf Lore: Peach Baskets And Basketball Peach Basket-ology March Madness is upon us. Have you selected your brackets yet? Brackets. Sounds a lot like baskets. Did you know that peach baskets play a key role in the history of basketball? Credit for invention of the game is given […]