Helpful home grown fruit hints
the stones and pits with a hammer, just enough
to let in the water when I soak them overnight and get the sprouting process started. I find the stones from organicallygrown, heritage varieties do very well, growing quickly, fruiting early and resisting diseases in a manner superior to store-bought trees. A potted fruit tree, grown by your own hand, makes a great Christmas gift and costs next to nothing; all that’s required is a little foresight. year when other plum growers are picking their fruits – I jest – there are always more blossoms and plums on our trees than anyone could hope for, despite the attentions of the kereru.