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October 22, 2018
Depending on the rootstock, an apple tree can grow to be 5 feet tall or up to 40 feet tall. But the effect of rootstock doesn't stop there.
by Dr. Emily E. Hoover
October 11, 2018
University of Minnesota scientists are developing protocols for the detection of small molecules in kiwiberries. Find out why.
by Abigail Diering
September 11, 2018
A new invasive fruit fly, spotted-wing drosophila, is changing the way Minnesota berries are grown.
by Matthew Gullickson
September 4, 2018
An innovative grit blaster might help fruit growers control weeds.
by Emily Tepe
June 6, 2018
Ever grown a ‘Latham’ raspberry? Or wondered where our cold hardy apples came from? W.G. Brierley is your guy!
by Jared Rubinstein
May 23, 2018
Our team of researchers, horticulturists, and farmers join forces to create a virtual hub for all things fruit in Minnesota!
by Nathan Hecht
May 21, 2018
A life without flowers would be a fruitless one; literally! But how exactly do blossoms become bounty?
by Nathan Hecht
May 3, 2018
This type is new to Midwest production, and it might just mean you could have local strawberries for your shortcake in November!
by Nathan Hecht
May 2, 2018
Blueberry plants are right at home in Minnesota. Just make sure to plant the right type and give them the right soil.
by Emily Tepe
May 2, 2018
Settlers arriving in Minnesota during the 1800s looked to plums to satisfy their need for fresh fruit. And there's quite a story there.
by Emily Tepe

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