One Green World

comments (8) December 30th, 2011

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What could be better than fruit right from the back yard?

As a child, I loved foraging for the wild strawberries and blackberries that dotted the meadows and lined the trails. And several years ago, I revived an old interest in edible landscaping. Over the years, I've planted strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, black raspberries, red currants, and hardy kiwis. Was that enough? Well, maybe for a normal person, but I was hooked. Harvesting was time-consuming, yes, but also peaceful, and eating the just-picked fruit was well worth the effort. 

And so the next step was fruit trees: plum, cherry, apple, pear, and apricot. I wish I could report spectacular success, but reality set in in the form of infestations and squirrels. I still have a lot to learn.

  One Green World
28696 S. Cramer Rd.
Molalla, OR 97038-8576

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Undeterred, and inspired by Lee Reich's fruit tasting and workshop on backyard fruit growing, I decided to try my hand at some unusual edibles, and that's when I discovered One Green World, a Oregon nursery that specializes in edible fruit-bearing trees, shrubs, and vines. I sprang for pawpaw, persimmon, and medlar. all of which arrived in good shape and grew well the first season. And when the 2012 OWG catalog landed in my mailbox, I couldn't wait to check it out.

If you're looking to create or add to a backyard fruit garden, you've come to the right place. You'll find common fruiting trees from apples (both dwarf and semi-dwarf rootstocks) pears, and peaches to citrus trees, as well as lesser-known fruiting plants, nut trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Catalog descriptions are brief but include the basics: zone, size, and essential growing information. You'll find more info on the OGW website, where you can order your plants. 

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Comments (8)

Anniebranett writes: Really trees are more important to live in earth so grew more trees
Posted: 2:04 am on September 16th
carlsimon47 writes: This is soo nice.
Posted: 12:13 am on July 29th
kevinalexis8 writes: Truly inspiring!
Posted: 7:42 am on July 19th
samcross writes: Incredibly Awesome
Posted: 1:56 am on July 16th
AlvinTaylor writes: Good job buddy
Posted: 1:38 am on March 23rd
DawnWarner writes: Superbbbbbb
Posted: 5:50 am on March 8th
RaulBurke writes: Great
Posted: 3:11 am on March 7th
perryjames writes: impressive....
Posted: 12:48 am on February 2nd
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