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Westerfield states that \"it is difficult to cover all the types of fruit and all of the techniques in one short article.\" He lists common pitfalls and offers tips that are general to all fruits in a home garden.
While most crabapple trees have a reputation for being too sour, there are several varieties to be found in North Carolina that are sweet. They are perfect for canning, cooking, pressing into cider and juice, or just eating right off the tree. They are very hardy trees, need little maintenance, and can yield hundreds of pounds of fruit per season.