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Pyrus pyrifolia commonly known as the Asian pear can be grown in Eastern Europe too

Radek Štěpán 07. 01. 2023

Nashi or the Asian pear comes from a three that has the same name – Asian pear. It is fruit that looks little bit like a regular pear and it grows in the temperate climate zone and therefore it is…

Prickly pear

Prickly pear – an interesting addition to your diet

Radek Štěpán 02. 01. 2023

Have you ever eaten a cactus? A somewhat unusual question, right? Well, you wouldn’t have many chances actually because not many supermarkets carry assortment of cactuses. Nevertheless, they exist and are called cactus figs and you can find them in…

Food

Seeds, pits and stones– what you can eat and what you cannot

Radek Štěpán 01. 01. 2023

Fruit stones, pits or seeds are frequently discussed topics because many seeds contain a mixture of various enzymes and other substances beneficial to the human body. We can eat some of them but we should avoid certain types. Some seeds…

Pomegranate

You can grow a pomegranate in our part of the world too

Radek Štěpán 31. 12. 2022

Pomegranate is gaining more and more popularity in our corner of the world and many people are looking for a ways to grow their own pomegranate “at home”. It possible but you must make sure that the tree is not…

Lychee

Lychee – a delicious fruit with a specific taste

Radek Štěpán 30. 12. 2022

Chinese lychee (Litci chinensis, Sonnerat) is also known as the “delicious plum”. This exotic fruit comes from China and Indochina. Under the thin skin you will find delicious juicy fruits which some people compare with canned tangerines. But the taste…

Pineapple

How to cut a pineapple and keep as much of the flesh as possible

Radek Štěpán 28. 12. 2022

Pineapple is a great treat during the Christmas season and it is full of vitamins our body needs so much especially during the winter. It is loaded with enzymes that break down proteins, so our bodies can utilize proteins more…

Pitahaya

Pitahaya aka pitaya – Many of us think that it comes from Asia

Radek Štěpán 17. 12. 2022

We know that this fruit is very interesting, maybe because it is linked to various myths and inaccurate tales. But to think that Pitahaya comes from Asia is simply not true. The way pitahaya came to our tables is somewhat…

undemanding plant

Try growing an undemanding plant – shadwood

Radek Štěpán 23. 11. 2022

Are you looking for a plant that will give you plenty of great fruit and can grow in any soil? If so, then bet on shadwood (Amelanchier). This plant will give you a rich harvest of great sweet fruits in…

Mini kiwi

Mini kiwis are worth planting: They taste great

Radek Štěpán 27. 10. 2022

When people think of an exotic fruit, they may think of kiwi. Would you not agree? Yes, this fruit is great and exotic and it is available in stores all year round. But many of us simply do not want…

spray

How to spray fruit trees correctly

Radek Štěpán 15. 03. 2022

Fruit tree spraying during the spring is very important, as it can effectively protect trees from infections and unpleasant diseases that could even prevent healthy growth. Let us look at individual diseases of fruit trees in terms of spraying and…