The latest fruit research and information...

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.
by Emily Tepe
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.
by Emily Tepe
January 14, 2020
Get a glimpse into the newest berry varieties being tested at the University of Minnesota.
by Jim Luby
December 16, 2019
Our research on kiwiberry has been getting a lot of press. Find out what they're saying, and check out our video, Meet the Kiwiberry.
by Emily Tepe
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.
by Nathan Dalman, Emily Tepe
November 5, 2019
Living mulches may give strawberry growers a new tool for weed control and soil-building.
by 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.
by Emily Tepe
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.
by Emily Tepe
December 3, 2018
Planting borage next to a strawberry crop attracts bees and other pollinators, and may even boost strawberry yield.
by Nathan Hecht
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.
by Seth Wannemuehler

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