We work on many different aspects of fruit production here at the University of Minnesota. From apple rootstocks and season extension to attracting pollinators and managing weeds, our work covers a broad range of topics important to commercial growers, home gardeners, and all fruit eaters. Here, you can stay up-to-date on the latest research.
Interested in growing strawberries with reduced labor or on marginal land? We are testing a raised gutter growing system to meet those goals.
How do you market a new fruit that most people have never tried? Read more to find out how kiwiberries are piquing consumer interest.
Take a closer look at the cellular structures of kiwiberry buds to discover how they survive the sub-freezing temperatures of Minnesota winters.
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.
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.
The 19th century was an era of horticultural discovery and experimentation in Minnesota, and it still guides apple breeders today.