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The 100-year-old story of one truly delicious apple
Now over a century old, the Golden Delicious Apple has a special place in Stark Bro's history. From 1914, here is the story of how it was discovered.
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When you grow plants that look good AND taste good, you'll see why edibles are an obvious choice to include in your landscape »
Don’t let a lack of space or time stop you from growing your own edible landscape plants. Here are some creative tips from gardening expert, Melinda Myers.
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Thinking of growing your own hops? Here are 8 questions about hops & their answers »
Discover hops: a versatile, vigorous bine (not vine)! Famous for flavoring beer, find answers to 8 common questions and learn all about hops.
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Triploid apple trees: what to know and why to grow »
Most apple trees are diploids, meaning they have 2 sets of chromosomes. Some are triploids – with 3 sets. See what that means for fruit production.
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Thinking of spring & crabapple trees blooming #tbt  
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Remember when we announced we'd be installing solar panels here at Stark Bro's? We did it! And here's an update for you »
Who says you can’t teach a 199-year-old dog new tricks? Stark Bro’s installed 300 solar power panels on 3 of our Louisiana, MO facility buildings in 2014.
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Brown rot is a fungal disease that commonly affects stone #fruittrees like peaches and cherries. Learn how to control brown rot in your fruit garden »
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Winemakers rejoice! There are so many alternatives to grapes for homemade garden wines »
You don’t have to grow grapes to make wonderful wines at home. Here are some tips and tools to make your own garden wines, from author Nan K. Chase.
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When we recommend "best pollinators" for your apple trees — varieties to plant together to cross pollinate for fruit — they're not the "only pollinators". Learn more about apple tree pollination »
Apple tree pollination is the key to successful fruit production. There are a few factors to keep in mind, and here we focus on apple bloom times.
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Open Center or Central Leader? Find out which trees prefer which structure and prune like a pro »

• http://www.starkbros.com/blog/open-center-pruning-fruit-trees/
• http://www.starkbros.com/blog/central-leader-pruning-fruit-trees/
Fruit trees benefit from pruning and training to the structures that suit them. Open center pruning is recommended for most stone fruit trees.
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Step 1: Meet the Pineberry (follow the link to our Q&A)
Step 2: Introduce to your fruit garden
Step 3: Enjoy!
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Want to grow a vegetable garden without having to start from seeds? We can help you there »
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Stark Bro's offers quality nursery products and helpful advice for the gardening enthusiast. Order trees, plants, and supplies online now or request a catalog.
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We grow fruit trees, nut trees, berry plants, roses, and more – and we ship them right to your front door, so you can grow them in your back yard!
 
Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. is one of the oldest businesses in the United States (founded in 1816). Well before the westward expansion, in a time when agriculture was the foundation of prosperity in this country, James Stark moved from Kentucky to a plot of land in the Louisiana Purchase. Five years later, that plot of land became a part of the state of Missouri (1821). Here, Stark planted a superior apple orchard that became his family's livelihood.

From the Civil War to the invention of the automobile, both World Wars, a Great Depression, sending a man to the moon, the technological explosion of the 20th century... Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. has thrived for almost 200 years.