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Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

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Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference October 11

Mark your calendars, put in your vacation request, or whatever you need to do to prepare to take part in the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and the sharing of practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. This event promises lots of learning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/14/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-october-11/

Cold Weather is a Good Thing for Fruit Trees

We may be suffering from the recent low temperatures, but temperate fruit trees such as peaches and apples require a period of cold weather in order to become cold hardy and produce a good crop. What is Cold Hardiness? Cold hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive low temperatures.  However, every cold event …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/27/cold-weather-is-a-good-thing-for-fruit-trees/

Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

A dramatic 225% gain was recorded for blueberry acreace in Florida from 3,292 in 2002 to 7,377 in 2012. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012 Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/23/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

Muscadine Grape: a Popular Fruit for North Florida

The muscadine grape is a popular fruit that grows very well here in North Florida.  It has smaller leaves than bunch grapes and fruit are harvested singly, rather than in bunches.  Theses grapes can be enjoyed fresh and also be used for home wine-making.  One of the nice things about growing muscadine grapes in Florida is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/11/muscadine-grape-a-popular-fruit-for-north-florida/

Fruit Splitting in Dooryard Citrus

Split citrus fruit. Image credit UF / IFAS Citrus trees require a lot of care and attention to produce good quality fruit, yet even the most careful gardeners may run into the problem of split-fruit on their citrus trees.  Split-fruit is a condition which strikes citrus trees in September and October and can wipe out a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/fruit-splitting-in-dooryard-citrus/

Start Thinking about Muscadines: A Native Northwest Florida Fruit

Prolific producing muscadine cultivar ‘Granny Val’ – Image Credit Dr. Peter C. Andersen Mother always said “never be late” but in the case of certain muscadine (Vitis rotundifolia) cultivars, it’s good to be late. Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July, gardeners with late bearing muscadines are still reaping the benefits of fruit …

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Fruit Rusts Ruin Harvests

Cedar-Apple rust or Cedar-Quince rust (Gymnosporangium) symptoms on pear fruit. Image Credit Shep Eubanks, UF IFAS. This is the season for fruit harvesting, particularly for those fruits in the rose family such as plum, quince, peach, pear and apple. Many avid home horticulturists have been enjoying the fruits of their labor, but some have been thwarted …

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Fruit Grafting Workshop June 18

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 • 8:30am—3:00pm Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center 8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL 32060 Cost: $ 50 per person This workshop is for farmers and homeowners interested in learning about grafting and propagating grapes and stone fruits such as peaches. The program will feature hands-on collection of scion material and grafting …

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Do Homework Before Choosing Fruit Trees

Dormant Peach Tree. Image Credit UF IFAS Environmental Horticulture Department It is hard to believe with all of this recent cold weather, but now is the time to plant fruit trees in the Florida Panhandle. When planning what type of fruit tree to plant, correct cultivar selection should be the top priority. The dooryard fruit …

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