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140 years of Minnesota plums

May 15, 2018
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Settlers arriving in Minnesota during the 1800s looked to plums to satisfy their need for fresh fruit. And there's quite a story there.

by Emily Tepe

New to day neutral?

May 3, 2018
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This type is new to Midwest production, and it might just mean you could have local strawberries for your shortcake in November!

by Nathan Hecht

Blueberries for the prairie

May 2, 2018
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Blueberry plants are right at home in Minnesota. Just make sure to plant the right type and give them the right soil.

by Emily Tepe

A brief history of the kiwiberry in Minnesota

May 1, 2018
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In June 2018, we started new research on kiwiberries for the Upper Midwest. Here's a little Minnesota kiwiberry history.

by Jim Luby, Bob Guthrie, Emily Hoover

Before you start an apple orchard

May 1, 2018
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If you want to start an apple orchard, you're in the right place. Find out some of the first steps of becoming a professional apple grower.

by Emily Tepe, Emily Hoover

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We are faculty, researchers, and students in the Department of Horticultural Science fruit research program. We partner with Extension educators, community organizations, and farmer-cooperators to solve problems faced by fruit growers across Minnesota.

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