How to Harvest Hazelnuts

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There is nothing better than filling your kitchen with the nutty scent of roasting hazelnuts that were picked at the peak of ripeness from the trees in your yard. Fortunately, harvesting your own hazelnuts is so much easier than you might think. Read more now for the best tips on how to pick and preserve your own crop.

How to Grow Hazelnut Trees

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Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, are easy-to-grow compact trees that begin producing buttery sweet nuts in just a few years. Since they can be pruned to a shrub or tree shape, they are a great choice if you don’t have a lot of space but want to grow and harvest your own nuts. Read on to learn how to grow hazelnuts.

Juglone in Pecan Leaves Can Harm Plants

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As a close relative of black walnut, pecan also produces the strong toxin juglone. This toxin is poisonous to people, animals – and plants. Its presence can make it impossible to grow some kinds of plants under these trees. Read on to learn about juglone in pecan trees and how to work around it.

How to Identify and Treat Pecan Twig Dieback Disease

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Stressed pecan trees can be susceptible to pecan twig dieback disease. Caused by fungi, this infection cannot be cured by fungicides. Learn how to identify pecan twig dieback and steps you can take to prevent it from taking hold and how to treat infected trees. Plus tips on how to keep your trees healthy. Read more now.

How to Identify and Treat Pecan Stem End Blight

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Pecan nuts that start to turn black and fall off the tree may be suffering from stem end blight. This fungal disease is spread by insects feeding on your trees and can cause severe damage to your crop. Fungicide treatment may be necessary if your trees are infected. Learn how to identify and treat this serious disease.

Your Fall Tree Planting Guide

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To get insider tips on why fall is the best time to plant trees in your landscape, discover what “fall” actually means, depending on what part of the country you live in, and get expert advice about all the steps involved in planting trees for the maximum chances of success, read more now.

How to Manage Root Rot in Fruit, Nut, and Landscape Trees and Shrubs

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Phytophthora and the fungi Armillaria, Phymatotrichum, and Xylaria can all cause devastating cases of root rot on fruit, nut, and landscape trees along with woody shrubs. Prevention is the best way to manage these diseases. Read on to learn the best ways to avoid these diseases and biocontrol agents and fungicides that may help with Phytophthora root rot.

When and How to Harvest Macadamia Nuts

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A macadamia tree is a spectacular addition to the home landscape, with its towering, shady branches, spring blossoms, and crop of tasty nuts. Some cultivars drop nuts and others require harvesting by hand. Learn how to manage both, and discover some handy tools to help you reap the sweet rewards with our guide.

How and When to Harvest Almonds

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Do you have an almond tree in your yard or a small nut orchard that’s starting to produce? How do you beat the squirrels and gather them? It’s an easy and straightforward process once you have a few tips and techniques. Find out everything you need to know to gather your own almonds with our detailed guide now!

How to Grow and Care for a Macadamia Nut Tree

The macadamia nut tree adds majestic height, spring blossoms, and evergreen shade to landscapes in USDA Hardiness Zones 9 to 11. It’s best known for producing gourmet-caliber nuts with smooth, sweet flesh that elevate baked goods to star quality. Learn to grow and maintain the noble macadamia, here on Gardener’s Path.

How to Grow and Care for Pecan Trees

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Imagine placing a homemade pie on the Thanksgiving table, made from pecans from your own backyard tree. With a heavy dose of patience, some serious pruning, and lots of water, this dream can come true. Now on Gardener’s Path, learn how to grow these massive, stately, and fruitful trees in your landscape. Read more now.