Fruits & nuts

'Purple Top Milan' turnips

Turn it up!

March 2014

It's time we turned the spotlight back onto the humble turnip, writes Justin Russell.


Make mine mango

December 2013

Choosing the right variety and practising regular pruning will ensure marvellous home-grown mangoes, writes Phil Dudman.

mango leaf, scale, pests

Home-made pest remedies

December 2013

Combat scale insects on mango trees with these home-made remedies, writes PHIL DUDMAN.

Cane and able

November 2013

Want to grow your own fruit but can’t stand years of waiting? PAUL HEALY writes that with the Rubus genus – which includes brambleberries and raspberries – your first homegrown bite will not be far away.

Heritage Apples

Become a backyard conservator

July 2013

Grow heritage fruit trees at home and you'll become backyard conservator who is helping to stop the extinction of the world's food plants. JUSTIN RUSSELLL explains how.

Autumn Blackberry Foliage

Autumn glories

May 2013

JUSTIN RUSSELL is stopped in his tracks by the autumn foliage of some undervalued edible plants.

Get cracking

May 2013

Nuts are bursting with health benefits and flavour, write GRAHAM and ANNEMARIE BROOKMAN.