April 6, 2020
Which old world hard cider apple varieties will survive in Minnesota? Do our common Minnesota-hardy apple varieties have characteristics well-suited for making hard cider? Our research and extension team aims to find out.
February 12, 2020
Kiwiberry is an exciting new fruit crop for Minnesota. Our researchers are working on the many aspects of growing kiwiberry, which includes evaluating the plant for invasive potential.
November 25, 2019
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.
Nathan Dalman, Emily Tepe
October 21, 2019
The 19th century was an era of horticultural discovery and experimentation in Minnesota, and it still guides apple breeders today.
June 11, 2019
A Frenchman on a covert mission in Chile encounters a strawberry and takes it back to Europe. Botanists get involved and eventually develop the strawberry we know today.
October 29, 2018
U of M researchers are working out the details so regional growers will have success in bringing a taste of the tropics to Minnesota.