For over 150 years, the University of Minnesota has been breeding plant varieties that are well-suited to our harsh northern climate. We feel pretty proud that this list includes over 100 fruit varieties. Here we'll tell you about some of our favorites and maybe go into some history or explain how they got their names. You'll also find some more science-y stuff like variety trials and yield data, because to some people that's really exciting reading.
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.
We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.