The latest fruit research and information...

September 8, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at white clover, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 24, 2020
Interested in growing strawberries with reduced labor or on marginal land? We are testing a raised gutter growing system to meet those goals.
by Nathan Dalman
August 17, 2020
How do you market a new fruit that most people have never tried? Read more to find out how kiwiberries are piquing consumer interest.
by Seth Wannemuehler
August 10, 2020
This week we’re taking a look at buckwheat, and how its use as an under-vine cover crop affects various aspects of a vineyard.
by Jayden Corliss
August 3, 2020
In this 4-part series, we evaluate common cover crop species for use under the vines in Minnesota vineyards.
by Jayden Corliss
July 15, 2020
Take a closer look at the cellular structures of kiwiberry buds to discover how they survive the sub-freezing temperatures of Minnesota winters.
by Molly Bergum
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

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