G’day! I’m Mark from Self Sufficient Me
and in this video I’m going to give you my
5 top fruit trees that are just too easy to grow.
So easy in fact, that
you’ll feel like it’s stealing
for harvesting fruit
that you’ve hardly lifted a finger to produce.
Let’s get into it!
Number 1: Lemons. Did you know if it
wasn’t for humans, lemons wouldn’t exist?
That’s right, this fruit is man-made.
The original lemon was a cross between
a Citron, the original citrus fruit native to India
and a bitter orange, probably cross bred 1000+
years ago, before making its way into ancient Rome
and becoming famous in modern Italy.
But you might say, ‘What about the wild
bush lemon, or the rough lemon Mark?’
I’m growing one right here. Doesn’t it
grow wild in Australia, and from seed?
Good point, but even this tree here is a
cross between a mandarin and a citron
which reminds me, I’ve got to get a citron.
There are lots of lemon varieties to choose from.
They’re all easy to grow, and they provide
an immeasurable service to world food.
I mean where would we be without lemons?
No lemon face to start off with.
Lemons are very hardy plants and will
grow in most soils and climate ranges
even in colder climates that
can get into the minuses.
Lemons are the coldest-tolerant variety of citrus.
Some lemon trees are reported to survive
in places that get down to -10º Celsius.
They also do very well in containers,
and can fruit profusely
so are really good for small spaces.
and considering one lemon fruit can
go quite a long way in the kitchen
it’s a great tree to grow.
No wonder for the saying
‘Every backyard should have a lemon tree’
because it’s so true.
Number 2: Plum.
Know the saying ‘Plum job,’
meaning ‘an easy job’?
Well in the old English days, plum meant
£1000, which was a lot of money back then.
Plum also was slang for soft
hence the saying plum job to
describe an easy job that pays well.
And a plum tree is an easy tree to grow
that pays you well in fruit.
See what I did there?
Even a small plum tree can be
worthwhile growing due to its productivity
and grafted varieties can start
setting fruit within the first year.
Plums are not fussy when
it comes to growing conditions
and can do well in most soils and climates.
Typically plums are a cold climate
plant, needing a winter chill
which means they need a cooler
temperature to trigger flowering and fruiting.
But here in the sub-tropics you can now get
different varieties that have a low chill factor
makes them fruit profusely
through even this climate.
So that’s in the corner, like little Jack Horner
Pull out your thumb, and grow a plum.
Number 3: Mulberry. That rhymes also!
So does ‘smooth as silk.’
And since mulberry leaves are
the only food source for silk worms
it’s not surprising that the mulberry is one
of the most significant fruit trees in history
since it was silk that first opened up the world
to international trade over 2000 years ago.
The original silk worm mulberry was
the white variety from central China
although the black mulberry from western
Asia is considered the best eating
and often called the English mulberry despite
being imported into the UK in the early 1700s.
The other significant variety of mulberry is the red,
which is native to eastern United States.
Anyway, all three varieties of
mulberry are worth growing
and of course, there are
many hybrid varieties also
that are well adapted to
all sorts of soils and climates.
In fact in some areas these trees
are considered an invasive plant.
Nevertheless, no one can deny how
good a fresh black mulberry is to eat
plucked straight off the tree, or stewed up as
a mulberry pie; made into mulberry jam, yum!
The thing is mulberries don’t have a very good
shelf life and they’re best either preserved
or eaten straight after picking off the tree.
And that’s why growing your
own is such a huge advantage.
You can easily start a mulberry tree from a
cutting, creating a clone of the original tree
by cutting off a section of mulberry
just as the new growing season begins
and bung it into a pot of soil, it should
take root and grow in no time at all.
Mulberries grow fast and will
begin fruiting early on young trees
so you won’t have to wait long
to enjoy this amazing fruit.
You may not be able to make
a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
but you can easily grow and eat the fruit
from this famous and ancient fruit tree.
Number 4: Kumquats.
Kumquats are a variety of citrus
that look like mini oranges
but they are not oranges at all. In fact,
they’re a completely different species.
Kumquats originated in South East Asia,
and were imported into Europe in the 1800s.
There are several reasons why this makes my
Top 5 Fruit Trees that are too easy to grow.
Firstly, it grows in all types of soil.
I have it growing here directly in hard
red clay, and look how well it’s doing.
It has a huge climate range,
withstanding hot and cold conditions.
The round variety of kumquat
is the best for cold climates
whereas the variegated leaf, like this
one here, aren’t as easy to grow
and the oval shapes ones don’t
do as well in colder climates.
Kumquats produce heaps of fruit
and almost all year round here in the sub-tropics.
I tell you what, it’d be pretty hard to
get scurvy if you grew one of these.
All kumquats do well in containers
and are even one of the top trees use
d by bonsai growers, particularly in China
where it’s considered a good
luck plant, and grown indoors.
People often shy away from kumquats
because they’re a sour fruit to eat
but did you know that the skin
on a kumquat is quite sweet?
So if you actually eat it together,
it cancels each other out – like this.
The skin really is delicious.
You can just grow them for the skin really.
Honestly, I love ’em, just
eating them fresh like that.
Normal people prefer to
use kumquats in other ways
such as jams, marmalade,
candied kumquats, or liqueurs.
However you eat them is up to you, just grow it.
Number 5: Apple.
Adam may have eaten that
apple, but I don’t blame Eve
because who doesn’t like apples?
The great Alexander the Great
I think I dressed up as him
once – no, that was Napoleon.
Anyway, Alexander the Great is credited to have found
dwarf apples growing in Kazakhstan around 2500 years ago.
So already back then humans
had started cultivating apples
therefore it’s hardly surprising how
advanced we are in apple cultivation
with over 7,500 varieties of apples
to choose from around the world.
And it’s this massive variation that
makes growing apples at home so easy
because there is literally an apple
variety for every location and situation.
Apple trees are typically grown in cooler regions
but these days you can get apple varieties
that’ll grow in just about any climate
and they will also thrive in
pretty much any soil or location.
You can grow them in
containers if you lack the space
or prune and train them heavily
to fit wherever you want them.
Apple trees grow easily and fast from seed
and I’ve even had apples self-seed
in our garden from fallen fruit
and then transplanted them elsewhere.
Remember, an apple a day makes 365 in a year.
Now, talking about seed
in that last apple example
I should also mention one final point
about growing these Top 5 fruit trees
and that is they can all be
easily grown from seed.
But if you do, be aware the result
might not be the same as the parent.
The fruit could be better,
although it’s usually the opposite.
The fruit harvested from a seed
grown tree is not as good.
However if that happens, it’s
not all a waste of time and effort
because you can always graft a section
onto the root stock that you have grown
and create your own clone
of the fruit tree you love.
Well I hope you loved this video. If you did,
make sure you give it a big thumbs up
and also subscribe if you haven’t already.
Thanks a lot for watching. Bye for now!

5 Fruit Trees that are too EASY to GROW in the Home Garden

100 thoughts on “5 Fruit Trees that are too EASY to GROW in the Home Garden

  • September 28, 2019 at 2:24 am
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    I have an mulberry tree in my back yard that would take a crane to harvest. But the birds love the mountain of berries it drops on the lawn every year.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:55 am
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    Nice illuminati tshirt

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    Can you do a video on how to clone or graft a plant?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    You meant 6 fruit trees, including you LOL jk. Great video dude. Thanks.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:25 pm
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    We had a huge mulberry tree in our yard growing up in Florida. My brother and I would climb up into it during season and pick bags of them, or eat them straight from the tree.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    I appreciate your dedication to passing on information about these fruit trees, but it's not clear if just what country, and just where in that country these tree will grow successfully. Thanks for your desire to pass on helpful information on to others.

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    He is so funny I like it

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    You said Kekistan

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  • September 28, 2019 at 9:42 pm
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    you are the coolest dude

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    Will grapefruit grow in southern Oregon? I have 6 started by seed in small pots. Do you need two to grow and produce? I heard cherry trees you need two for bees to pollinate.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    We once had a house with mulberries in the yard. They were colorful on the sidewalk where the birds pooped them out. As far as us, the birds always beat us to them.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    We grew most of the trees you spoke of that kept us with fruit to eat without having to purchase them from a market which cut you expenses down…

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Love your posts. Thank you.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    Do you sell your seeda?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    1. Lemon
    2. Plum
    3. Mulberry
    4. Kumquat
    5. Apple

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    All mulberry trees around me have been cut down. People hate them in their yard.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    Myer's are my favorates i may try them in zone 8 here in the states

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    Omg awesome. I have 2 lemon trees grew from seed. The eldest about 3 yrs old n baby a year. Iv moved central n.y. so if I plant it next spring it'll survive?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    have you tried growing loquat?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    What is your top recommendation for a low chill apple? I'm in FL and would love to try growing apples.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    When the Savior comes there will be no place to hide! All praise to THE MOST HIGH for he is the power and the glory forever and ever amen

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Love your character mate, And your ways of teaching. From the UK. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope you don't mind. ๐Ÿ˜‡

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  • September 29, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    You know what they say :

    An apple a day keeps the doctors away if you throw it hard enough.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    MEIWA KUMQUAT IS SWEET ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Adam and Eve probably ate figs as the forbidden fruit, not apples. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    That last part is interesting… Going to look for more info on it

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm
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    Warning regarding mulberries, they go straight through birds. Anything within 150 feet of a tree is a target, You especially do not to have your driveway or clothesline near one.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    omg stop it you're too charming.

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  • September 29, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Clone them! If you plant their seeds you have to wait a looooooong time for them to produce fruits. Unless you want to plant a tree to see it grow as your Child will do. Excellent video!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:25 am
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    All very well if you live in a hot country, not for us in Scotland unfortunately

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  • September 30, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    Really liked him in Gladiator.

    Good acting here too.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:31 am
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    What a good combination of information, humor, and facts that I came here for cheers!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    People dont understand that lemon can BE use in all foods. Some houses i see people dont catch that ๐Ÿ˜”

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  • September 30, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    The mulberry tree is amazing we can eat the leaves has calcium!!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Cancels ea other out? So they aren't sweet and aren't sour. Blank slate.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 10:10 am
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    Kakistan?? what???

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:22 pm
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    You're a globetard, I remember when I was a NASA nerdy globe lover like you. Through her eyes? She's never seen any curvature. The globe earth theory is dead. Wake up you globetards. Earth is flat, it's called sea level not sea curve, it's called the horizon not the curvrison,

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    I live in North Carolina…not too cold but still to cold to grow some of those!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    But how do you get the tree started without buying it?

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  • September 30, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Hey Mark, I'd love it if you could post an overview of your tips at the beginning or end of your videos. I know you want to make people watch the whole thing, but I can't keep track of the tips even after watching it. Thanks!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    What happen to persimmons and Avogadro.

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  • September 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    This guy reminds me of a plus sized Russell Crowe

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  • October 1, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    Lemons, mangos, guavas, papayas easy to grow๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

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  • October 1, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    Until you get evicted lol. Most people are poor and dont have land……..just a week to week yeqr to year garden

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    Can you grow apples in a place like Hawaii where you never get temps below 60ยฐ?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    I have this strange suspicion that these tree's won't grow at my house.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:48 am
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    Four of his fingers are all of the same length…

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  • October 1, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    My grandfather used to get kumquats at Christmas. I loved them.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    I love mulberry trees! They remind me of my Grandpa and my parents and they're easy to grow and take very little water. Just plant them far away from your front garden! They drop like crazy come spring and attract so many pesky flies.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 7:22 pm
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    which lemon can grow in -10 degree weather?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    I wonder what can survive Canada's Winter on east side๐Ÿค”

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  • October 1, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    Wow didn't know that lemon was man made

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  • October 2, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    When life gives you lemons…take them. Free lemons.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 6:00 am
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    In my country you can't grow lemons and oranges in more than 400-500 meters they get destroyed by the cold

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  • October 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    ah ah ah! no…

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  • October 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    Bloody hell, hand me one of those citron-bitter oranges thingies for me sugary drink and ice too mate!!!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    Please I need some lemon plants

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:25 pm
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    Sorry I dont have land to grow. LOL..

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  • October 3, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    All very well saying they are easy to grow, would be more helpful if you told us how !

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  • October 3, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    Great video !

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:45 am
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    And yet, thanks to government bullshit, I can buy meat more cheaply than any of these fruits.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    I learned so much. Thank you ! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • October 4, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    Love ya work chap!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I really love your Youtube channel. I look to you for all my growing advise, and most transfer over to Central Texas in the US. Thanks for your great videos!!!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:35 pm
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    The apple is actually native to central Asia

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  • October 5, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    I live in BC Canada, way up in the middle of the mountains (but on the south side of BC) and I started growing an Avacado tree last summer. It was doing really good until winter came. I can't stand a hot house so the temp was only about 18-20 celcius. The avacado died a miserable brown death. They're so bloody expensive and I love my guacamole. *grumbles*. I've just started growing a green pepper tree inside. It's doing well so far. I'm keeping it right beside an oil heater, so hopefully it'll survive the winter. Guess I'll know half way through winter. haha!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:53 am
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    I looked for the plants on amazon to purchase and to support you…could not find any

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  • October 5, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Really liked your presentation

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    You SO nailed it re kumquats — I love them, too. Good to know they'll love me back in a container!

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  • October 5, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    LOL this man has NEVER lived in south Texas in the Red Dirt. LOL

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    Ya, I have a Meyers, but we get devil winds, 112 F, humidity less than 10%, and 40 MPH racing down the valley. Itโ€™s sheltered, so it it survives winter, it might make some lemon this spring, not act like one.

    Plums, love them. I have a Burbank, which tolerates our weather. But, cutter bees like the leaves. They miss one solid point, the leaves have some cyanide and that kills the grubs. So, it swings between them and the survivors on the tree.

    Mulberries! Even if someone dislikes them, theyโ€™re good to draw birds away from cherries and other fruits. I bought a Pakistan mulberry because theyโ€™re supposed to taste better. Young leaves are good to eat, as well. But, no one can go wrong with a mulberry. Unless itโ€™s planted by the car, of course.

    Ah, history: Nebuchadnezzar conquered India and the northern silk routes, then put the people of Israel on these routes (as slaves) to build fortifications to protect the silk trade. The empire went as far northwest as the western province of modern China, all for silk–and silk still sells at the same price he paid, one ounce silk, one ounce gold.

    The mulberry is native across the US and into Mexico. I live in Arizona and there are places called Mulberry Canyon and so on, named long before the Spanish colonized a few spots in the desert.

    Kumquats! Mine acts like itโ€™s spring time and keeps blooming. The blooms fall off, but it tries. This is my favorite citrus.

    I was raised in Pennsylvania, and there, apples are the number one fruit. They go in everything. I need one, but the devil winds tend to kill them here.

    Great video! You know how to teach, thank you. Walk in beauty

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:35 am
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  • October 8, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    But lemon and orange take about 15 years to fruit.

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  • October 9, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    I want a pomegranate tree.

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  • October 10, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    Lamond hot toddy put me to a sweet sleep when getting over a cold. I have a craving for a chilled lemon meringue pie washing it down with a hot toddy.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    Lemon Tree are nice because they also repel mosquitos…

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  • October 14, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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    The interviewer looked unbothered by Malik acting like a giant baby. Good job. He was acting like a spoiled little kid. Get over yourself Malik! Lol.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    What is your forearm workout mate?

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  • October 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm
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    "Lemons are the coldest tolerant variety of citrus…at -10C"

    Last winter we spent a week at -40 ๐Ÿ™

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  • October 15, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    I would love to have my own agricultural farm when I grow up. Still have no idea how I'm going to get the money for land, or even what job I will get. There are one too many fruits I want to grow: mainly pomegranates, passion fruit (technically a vine), and durian. I want to try to get a lychee and carambola tree too. Wonder how they will grow being pruned in pots? Except I have no idea how to overwinter plants. Doesn't help that we get temperatures down to -30ยฐF where I am in the U.S.

    EDIT: I wonder if I can cultivate cloudberries?

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  • October 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    Love your content, thank you I've learned so much!

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  • October 17, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    one thing I noticed about my lime/lemon tree is that the lemons taste pretty bitter…. i honestly don't know why

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  • October 18, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    I love your video! I have moved to Vietnam to start my farm as a self sufficient farm, I'm learning a lot from your video, please keep up with the good work!

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  • October 19, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Normal People, Lemon face, not to mention was pretty unsure where you were going to go with those plums, hehe.
    Funniest video to date, Mate! Classic.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 5:44 pm
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    You have the order wrong. NO1….move to Australia or somewhere it doesn't go below zero in the winter

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    What apple you recommend for South America year round tropical hot Humid .

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  • October 27, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi, Mark! Thanks for the video. I just want to ask I have mulberries on pots but they don't fruit yet. What should I do? I always prune them but still no fruits. ๐Ÿ™

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  • October 27, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    This explains why these are the only trees that survived in my mom's backyard

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  • October 29, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    Mate, Those rhymes have me hooked! Keep'em comin' ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜…
    Love your work btw, seeing you get your hands dirty keeps me motivated! Thanks Mark.

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  • October 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    I love the way U talk & witty too.๐Ÿ˜
    I wish U included how long it take's before it bears fruits from seed. I wanna see the fruits of my labour before I die,lol!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • October 30, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Are mulberries the same as blackberries here in the states? They look similar

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  • October 31, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    Kumquats + Almonds = GREAT snack. Every day.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    Shit that cumquat skin tip was a revelation. I love cumquat jam, and now I love eating them whole. Thanks mate you're a legend.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    I want a candied kumkuat…

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  • November 3, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    Citroterrific.!

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  • November 4, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Love your style of explanation man. You are very engaging. Respect.

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  • November 4, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Amazing that Apple trees can be cloned onto one another.

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  • November 6, 2019 at 4:10 am
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    I loooove mulberries, but I'm super allergic to the pollen.

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  • November 8, 2019 at 1:47 am
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    Always a pleasure to watch your videos

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  • November 8, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    "An apple a day makes 365 in a year" made me subscribe your channel!

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