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How is a Sugarcane Jujube different from a regular Jujube?

I have found the wikipedia page for Jujube but I could not find much on the Sugarcane Jujube. What is the difference between these two varieties (if any)?
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What are the most fragrant non-double peonies?

Old-fashioned peonies are among my favorite perennials, easy to grow, spectacular in flower and awesomely fragrant. The old fully double varieties, however, have a serious weakness: a single rain ...
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What variety of tomato grows no taller than about 10 cm?

I saw a very small tomato plant (I think less than 10cm) in a tiny pot, and it was producing tomatoes. What varieties of tomato grow like this?
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How can I identify an apple variety?

We put in four young apple trees a few years ago, two cookers and two eaters, four different varieties. Now that those puny trees have grown up and started to produce a substantial crop, we're ...
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Is there a dwarf nectarine tree that would be suitable for indoor/outdoor life?

I have an apartment in Brooklyn with a south-east facing deck. In the summer it gets a lot of light. Indoors, I also have lots of windows facing that direction. I'd like to get a nectarine tree ...
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French beans (Green beans): Dwarf v. Climbing

French beans (or "green beans") are widely sold in both dwarf (bush) and climbing (pole) varieties. If anything, my experience is that the climbing varieties are harder to find in seed outlets. Apart ...
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Which types of broccoli are cut-and-come-again?

I grew two types of broccoli this year. One was monaco I think, and the other one I'm not sure about (maybe calabrese?). We started harvesting the monaco more than a month ago and per this question ...
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What is a good Plum tree that is self-fertile, disease-resistant and a heavy cropper?

I planted an Ouillins Gage plum tree some years ago and it died after an attack of bacterial canker, although two nearby apple trees, planted at the same time, were unaffected and are still thriving. ...
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What is a good variety of pomegranate to grow in Pennsylvania (US Hardiness Zone 6b/7a)?

I'm in south-central Pennsylvania and I've heard of hardy varieties of pomegranates that will grow in zone 6b/7a. What are some of the hardiest varieties that folks have successfully grown and ...
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What's the fastest-growing variety of cherry tree?

I really want to add a tree to my garden, but logistics and budget demand that I plant a sapling and nurture it into a healthy tree. I really like cherry blossom, so a cherry tree would be ideal. It'...
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What are some herbs and spices that are easy to grow indoors?

I currently grow Rosemary on my windowsill. What are some other herbs and spices that are easy to grow (and useful)? I live in South Carolina, USA. Plants are indoors = 65-75F all year.
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Why does one of my onion varieties (Red Baron) invariably bolt?

I plant onion sets every spring and, with the exception of Red Baron, they all flourish. The Red Baron variety invariably bolt in early summer, although they are planted and fed in exactly the same ...

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