Virtual herbarium

Madura trees

Today we are going to talk about a type of tree that is native to Asia, America, Africa and Australia. It is the Maclura pomifera. Your name…
Lonicera caprifolium

Honeysuckle, tab and care

It is resistant to cold, its flowers are beautiful and fragrant, and it is also a climber that will quickly cover the walls or pergolas that you want. ...
Starry magnolia

Starry magnolia

Have you ever had a chance to see a Magnolia stellata in bloom? Not me yet, although I hope one day to be able to contemplate it in situ, and no ...
The magnolia is a tree with white flowers

Magnolia tree (Magnolia grandiflora)

Magnolia grandiflora is a breathtakingly beautiful tree. Known as magnolia, it has long leaves of a beautiful dark color, and such decorative white flowers ...
Mahonia bush

Mahonia

Mahonia is one of those few plants that have the ability to show their beauty in winter. One that does it with a ...
Blue corn

Blue corn (Zea mays)

Have you heard of blue corn? In Latin America it is quite common, but in the rest of the world ... it is very difficult to find it. Nevertheless,…
Colocasia esculenta or malanga

Taro (Colocasia esculenta)

The taro is a herbaceous plant that can be had both indoors and in a garden. Although it is true that it reaches a height ...
shrub called Malva sylvestris or Malva full of flowers

Mallow (Malva sylvestris)

Malva sylvestris is a plant native to Europe, which can be found within most of the continent, except Iceland, the north ...
two flowers with open petals between green leaves

Crag mallow (Lavatera acerifolia)

Lavatera acerifolia is a species from the Malvaceae family. They have brightly colored flowers that attract the attention of the first to ...
several geraniums together with brightly colored flowers

Hollyhock (Pelargonium capitatum)

The Pelargonium capitatum is an evergreen shrub, commonly called hollyhock, pelargonium scented roses and other names, belonging to the Geraniaceae family and that ...
View of the altea in bloom

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

The plant known as marshmallow is one of the most common in the meadows and open fields of Europe. It is the typical one that stands out ...
The Pelargonium hortorum is a small shrub

Malvon (Pelargonium hortorum)

The Pelargonium hortorum is one of the most common geranium species in nurseries, and therefore also in gardens and patios. It is…
fruit called Mamey colorado hanging from tree

Red Mamey (Pouteria sapota)

03 You may know Pouteria sapota as mamey colorado, sapote or mamey sapote. This is a very famous tree in Latin America, whose fruits are ...
Mandevilla splendens

Mandevilla splendens

Within the climbing plants, one of the best known is the Mandevilla splendens. It is one of those chosen by many because not only…
Mandrake

Mandrake

One of the most curious plants that we can find in the world of gardening is the mandrake. It is a plant that is ...
Podocarpus elongatus

Manios (Podocarpus)

The Podocarpus are a series of conifers considered primitive, since there is a theory that says that they already lived in the supercontinent Gondwana some ...
Today we are going to talk about a well-known apple variety of Canadian origin.  It is about the pippin apple.  The apple has emerged from different pylons of other species.  Its provenance is really unknown but it is a fairly old parity that has been historically documented since the beginning of the XNUMXth century.  Its consumption has been limited to Europe, mainly in Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with France and Italy being the main producers of these countries.  In this article we are going to tell you what are the characteristics of the pippin apple and how it should be grown.  Main characteristics This fruit has a brownish green color and the entire surface of the fruit has russeting.  Russeting is nothing more than a special type of skin that is slightly rough and with a color that generally varies between greenish brown and yellowish brown or reddish gray.  It has a texture that suggests how the apple had a thin cork film.  The shape of the apple is very irregular and its flesh has a thick but not very juicy white texture.  When you bite it, it is usually a firm but mealy texture.  They are apples with a medium size, flattened and asymmetrical shape.  Despite having a floury texture, they are quite juicy and very aromatic.  What is most striking about this variety of apples is the taste that has a mixture of sweet and sour taste.  And it is that at the time of harvest they have a somewhat more acidic taste and, as the days go by after their harvest, they become sweeter.  This type of variety has the characteristic of being climacteric.  That is, the ripening process continues after harvesting.  Hence, the taste changes from more acid to sweeter as the days go by after harvesting.  To keep them in good condition, businesses usually use it to place them in atmospheres controlled with oxygen and carbon dioxide.  In this way, the modulation will stop and it will be able to maintain the firmness and acidity that they have when harvested and possible rottenness is avoided.  There are those who preserve them in natural conditions so that they continue to mature and improve their conditions.  Being natural you can see how the skin wrinkles, they lose water and some acidity but they become sweeter and more aromatic for other purposes.  Pippin apples open less when they mature on the tree and are better preserved for longer than the gray variety of Pippin.  Picking the pippin apple When the apples are picked from the tree they must be dry.  You have to remove them for immediate consumption or all those that do not have intact skin and are healthy.  You have to be careful about hitting them and they are placed in wooden trays with a thick paper at the bottom.  Once stored in the warehouse, it is tried that they do not have any direct sunlight, with little humidity and a constantly cool temperature.  This is how it manages to maintain the characteristics without any problem until the time of sale and distribution.  From time to time those that are rotten that are usually affected by some fungi, blue spot, black spot and Penicillium are checked and removed.  They are ideal apples to eat fresh when they are just connected.  For some children, they may seem too tart and may not be very suitable for baking at this time.  However, when they mature a little more and they become sweeter if they have a good place in pastries.  Acidity is measured in grams of malic acid.  This acid is lost as apples ripen under natural conditions.  In the conservation conditions mentioned above, they are kept as if they had been collected from the tree for as long as possible.  A trick we have to choose a white pippin apple is to choose a yellow one that has a little wrinkled skin that indicates the one that has lost water.  This apple will be ripe enough to enhance the flavor and aroma and the sweetness will be more concentrated.  Some of the areas should have a little red plating.  Pippin apple cultivation To start a plantation of apple trees of this variety, the first thing you have to do is look for a farm with a north-south orientation preferably.  The only thing that is demanding in terms of location is that it is at a height between 450 and 600 meters above sea level.  The land must be alluvial, that is, with river carry materials that are bones and have good drainage so that the tree does not suffer when the irrigation water accumulates.  This is already telling us that the frequency of irrigation and the quantity must be regulated so as not to result in a storage of the water.  The soil pH must be between 5,5 and 7.  The pippin apple has vigorous vegetation so we have to avoid planting it in trough areas where the soils are usually very fertile and in very clay soils as they will give the tree even more vigor.  The more vigor a tree has, the less production it will have.  You have to choose the training system for planting the apple.  The planting frame is usually 4,50 meters between row and row and 2,70 meters between trees.  The maintenance of the ground must be covered with grass in the center of the street to avoid excessive soil erosion.  It is advisable to use a contact herbicide that is never residual in the rows.  With these plants in the rows, we ensure that the microorganisms and animals in the soil have an ideal environment to live.  In addition, we achieve that the erosion by the water will be zero.  As for irrigation, the most recommended is the one that is drip with fertigation.  Fertilizers are added to the water, which makes the underground contamination practically nil.

Pippin apple

Today we are going to talk about a well-known apple variety of Canadian origin. It is the pippin apple. It is apple has arisen to ...
Manzanilla la loca, a plant that grows wild

Crazy chamomile (Anacyclus clavatus)

If we talk to you about the Anacyclus clavatus, the most likely thing is that you do not have the remotest idea of ​​what plant it is. This is a…
Malus floribunda or Japanese apple tree in bloom

Japanese apple tree (Malus floribunda)

The Malus floribunda is the same as the Japanese apple tree or flower apple tree, a tree classified as extraordinary due to its great ornamental component, which ...
tree full of red fruit

Crabapple (Malus sylvestris)

Apples and apple trees grow in the landscape without being tended. Some were planted individually or as part of a garden and then ...
Passiflora edulis produces edible fruits

Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis)

The passion fruit is a very useful tropical-looking climber: it produces beautiful flowers and its fruits are also edible. The growth rate is fast, for ...
tricolor maranta

Maranta leuconeura

Today we are going to talk about one of the most famous indoor plants known for having a special leaf structure. They are used to decorate ...
Daisies are herbs

Daisy (Bellis)

Plants of the genus Bellis are some of the most interesting to have in a garden, or to make beautiful compositions with others ...
View of the Osteospermum in bloom

African daisy (Osteospermum)

If the name Osteospermum doesn't sound familiar to you, maybe African daisy does. Previously they were included within the genus of the Dimorphoteca, and ...
Margarita Margarita

Maroon daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus)

The plant known by the scientific name Erigeron karvinskianus is small, which means that its cultivation in pots and gardens is perfectly viable, and also ...
View of the flower of the Euryops or daisy

Margariton (Euryops chrysanthemoides)

The plant known by the scientific name Euryops chrysanthemoides is an especially interesting one for those gardens that need low hedges or borders. ...
Cannabis sativa or marijuana plant

Marijuana, planting and cultivation

There are certain plants that, used in excess, can cause delusions or paranoia, as well as addiction, such as peyote or, our protagonist, marijuana. It's probably ...
Ballota hirsuta flowers

Horehound (Ballota hirsuta)

Reserving a corner in the garden where native herbs can grow is always a good idea, as it is a way to attract ...
Marrubium supinum is found in the eastern half of Spain

Marrubium supinum

You may have ever heard of horehound, horehound, manrubio or mastranzo. This typical plant of the eastern half of Spain receives many names ...
Martagon in bloom

Martagon (Lilium martagon)

The bulbous plants, although they produce flowers that last only a few days or weeks, are of impressive beauty. Those of the genus Lilium are one of ...
Sclerocarya birrea

Marula (Sclerocarya birrea)

Today we come to talk about a tree whose fruits are known and native to the savannas of southern Africa. It's about the marula.…
blossoming mint on a path

Mastranto (Mentha suaveolens)

Around the world there are endless plants that can be used for various things. From natural and anti-inflammatory oils, to preparation of dishes, use ...
Phlomis purpurea full bush

Matagallo (Phlomis purpurea)

Today we are going to talk about a rustic plant that is quite resistant to changes in temperature and other environmental factors. Its about…
Feverfew

Feverfew

One of the plants with good medicinal use and widely used is feverfew. Its scientific name is Tanacetum parthenium and it is quite attractive. I know…
Cactus Matucana intertexta

matucana intertexta

Cacti are plants characterized by several things, but one of the most interesting is to produce very beautiful flowers (and not long-lasting, ...
Melilot in habitat

Melilot (Melilotus officinalis)

There are many common-looking herbs that it is highly recommended to grow them in the garden, orchard or in pots. One of them is the one that is ...
View of the fruits of Prunus persica

Peach, an extraordinary orchard plant

The Prunus, all of them, are magnificent, but there are some that are cultivated more for their high ornamental value than for their fruits. Although this one does not ...
View of melon plant

Melon (Cucumis melo)

Melon is one of the most appreciated fruits of the summer, but ... did you know that there are certain varieties that are harvested in spring? Even if you have ...
cantaloupe melon

Cantaloupe melon

Today we are going to talk about a type of melon variety that is known to have a large amount of beta-carotene, vitamin A and a good ...
View of the leaves and fruits of the Cydonia oblonga

Quince (Cydonia oblonga)

The quince is a fruit tree that, although it is not as common as others (citrus, for example), it is a plant that is interesting to know because, ...
Pennyroyal is a very pretty plant

Pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium)

Pennyroyal is a beautiful low-rise plant that can be grown without problems in a pot throughout its life, or in gardens ...
open white colr flower of Cerastium fontanum plant

Merusa (Cerastium fontanum)

Cerastium fontanum is the plant you need, if you are looking for a groundcover plant, which stands out for generating a large amount ...
View of the mesem

month

Mesem are herbaceous covering plants that are widely used to give color and joy to a garden during a good part of the year. They produce flowers ...
Mesembryanthemum flowers

Mesembryanthemum, delicate flowering plant

From the south of the African continent we get some plants with delicate and very striking flowers: the Mesembryanthemum, although perhaps you know them more for their ...
Achillea millefolium

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Today we are going to talk about a plant with well-known medicinal properties. It is a variety of yarrow commonly called yarrow. Your name…
row of shrubs or small trees

Wicker (Salix viminalis)

The Salix viminalis is a tree native to Europe and Western Asia, commonly known as wicker. It is a fast growing species that ...
robust tree

Brittle Wicker (Salix fragilis) 

The Salix fragilis is a tree of the Salicacea family and of the Salix genus, commonly known as brittle wicker. It is a species that can ...

Mimosa hostilis

There are tropical plants that are very interesting for gardens, such as the Mimosa hostilis, now called Mimosa tenuiflora. This is a…
The leaves of the Myoporum laetum are lanceolate and green

Myopore (Myoporum laetum)

Do you have room for an evergreen tree that blooms in late winter? If you answered yes, I will introduce you to the Myoporum laetum, ...
View of the Monstera deliciosa

Monstera

Plants of the genus Monstera are usually considered indoor, since unfortunately they are very cold; in fact, when the temperature drops below 10 ...
Monstera adansonii

Monstera adansonii

If you are in love with plants, it is most likely that some of them are your favorites. In homes we cannot have all ...
The Monstera obliqua is a delicate plant

Monstera obliqued

The Monstera obliqua is a tropical plant that can, and in fact, should, be kept indoors when autumn and/or winter are very cold,…
tree with a kind of fruit similar to blackberries

Red mulberry (Morus rubra)

Morus rubra is a tree belonging to the Moraceae family, commonly known by the name of red mulberry. It is a medium-sized species that can ...
White mulberry

White mulberry (Morus alba)

In towns and cities in temperate regions, white mulberry is used to provide shade, but did you know that it is also phenomenal (even I would say ...
Blackberry plant care

Black mulberry (Morus nigra)

Today we are going to talk about a tree whose fruit is very delicious and eaten in many parts of the world. It is the black mulberry.…
Mulberry trees multiply by seeds or cuttings

Mulberry

Mulberry trees are trees that are used a lot both for decoration and to have in the garden as fruit trees. Its growth rate ...
mustache

Mostard (Sorbus aria)

Today we are going to talk about the mustache. It is a medium-sized tree, perfect for urban ornamentation, whose scientific name is Sorbus aria.…
Sorbus torminalis is a very pretty tree

Mostard (Sorbus torminalis)

Sorbus torminalis is a very decorative tree, ideal for you to enjoy in a medium or large garden since it is a plant that ...
White mustard is a fast growing herb

White mustard (Sinapis alba)

White mustard is a plant that has important and interesting uses in the kitchen. But, would you like to know how to take care of it so that you can benefit from ...
bush with yellow flowers

Field mustard (Sinapis arvensis)

Sinapis arvensis, popularly called "field mustard", consists of a plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family, which despite being native to Europe ...
Muehlenbeckia complexa, a groundcover plant

Muehlenbeckia: care

Plants of the genus Muehlenbeckia are suitable climbers or ground covers for all types of gardens. Its growth is quite fast; in fact, the normal ...

Muhlenbergia capillaris

There are plants that are truly wonderful, and Muhlenbergia capillaris is one of them. It is the vaporousness turned into a plant. It is a…
The Sagina subulata which also receives the common name of Scotch moss

Scottish moss (Sagina subulata)

Sagina subulata, which also receives the common name of Scotch moss, is a plant that with the best care will have the ability to create ...
myriophyllum verticillatum

Myriophyllum verticillatum

Today we are going to talk about a species of aquatic grass that is cataloged within the group of oxygenating plants. Myriophyllum verticillatum. It is a plant ...
african myrsine

african myrsine

Today we are going to talk about a species of shrub that has persistent foliage and that belongs to the Myrsinaceae family. It's about the Myrsine ...