Fruits

Homesteading Fruits articles collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Elder: Heirloom Herb and Source of Elderberry Syrup

The elder is a deciduous shrub of myth, legend, beauty, and usefulness.  In June through early July, the whole bush…

2 months ago

Planning the Homestead Orchard

  For most folks just moving to the country, there are many choices to be made concerning their new lifestyle.…

3 months ago

Bramble Blood

There was a time in my life when from spring to September, and sometimes on into November, I was busy…

4 months ago

Five Fun Farmer’s Market Products: Draw Interest to Your Table

  Participating in a farmer's market is a great income opportunity that allows you to connect with the people in…

5 months ago

You Say “Tomato”; I Say “All Right!”

  Three years ago, my husband decided to start growing an aphrodisiac in our urban postage-stamp property.  I was as…

6 months ago

Growing Persimmons From Seed: An Unusual Fruit For Your Homestead

  Persimmons are a delicious and unusual fruit to grow on your homestead. Introduced to the United States by Japan,…

11 months ago

Give a Fig – New Facts on the Oldest Cultivated Plant

  My connection with figs began early.  I would have been no older than four when we moved to a…

12 months ago

Homemade Applesauce: Accept No Substitutes!

  My husband Donnie was raised near the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, a little set of scenic, high hills…

1 year ago

Johnny Appleseed: The Myth and the Man

  There are still those who think he was a myth, which is not so surprising considering the many ways…

1 year ago

Got the Blues? It’s a Good Thing, if They’re Blueberries!

  I know somewhere there must be someone who doesn’t like blueberries.  I’ve never met this unfortunate soul, however.  Whether…

1 year ago

Edible Landscape Additions: Elderberries and Goji Berries

  If you are looking for hardy additions for your edible landscape, elderberries and goji berries are two top choices. …

1 year ago

Put a Little Wolf Song in Your Life

  In much of the world, it’s just called muskmelon.  Its skin is like a snake, its fruit is not…

1 year ago