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Word of the Week: Pome

Although bananas are the most popular fresh fruit purchased by Americans, apples (fresh, frozen, canned, and juiced) rank number one overall as America’s top fruit choice according to the USDA Economic Research Service. Both bananas and apples are considered fleshy fruits, but bananas are berries and apples are pomes. Continue reading

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TREE: Malus coronaria (Sweet Crabapple)

2020 Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Malus coronaria (Sweet Crabapple)

This native member of the Rose Family has four-season interest from showy, fragrant spring blooms to a distinctive winter silhouette. It has high wildlife value, attracting a wide variety of pollinators, serving as the host plant for many Lepidoptera, and providing support to birds. Continue reading

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