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Fruit Trees, Bushes, and Vines for Natural Growing in the Ozarks

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By Guy K. Ames
NCAT Horticulture Specialist

Published: February 2016

Updated: n/a



16 pages


Native pawpaws, persimmons, and muscadines, as well as other non-native species and lesser-known varieties of well-known species, can be grown in the Ozarks naturally, without pesticides. This publication discusses how to overcome common challenges of growing fruit trees, vines, and bushes in the Ozarks and suggests what to look for when choosing a variety that will thrive locally.

Table of Contents

Return of the Natives?
What to Do about Common Problems for Fruit Plants
Fruits for Natural Growing in the Ozarks
About the Author
Further Resources

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