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.
The 19th century was an era of horticultural discovery and experimentation in Minnesota, and it still guides apple breeders today.
U of M researchers are working out the details so regional growers will have success in bringing a taste of the tropics to Minnesota.
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.