Performance of Junebearing strawberry cultivars: 2019-2022

January 27, 2023
hands holding strawberries

The latest look at strawberry cultivar trials, and how they have been performing at our two research centers.

by Jim Luby

Junebearing strawberry variety trial results 2019-2021

January 27, 2022
people working in strawberry trial field

Variety testing is an important part of the research we do at the U of MN. We put classic and newer varieties to the test to determine how they stand up to challenges specific to different areas of the state. 

by Jim Luby

Quantities of quality: Fruit quality of kiwiberry in Minnesota

August 4, 2021
kiwiberries spilling out of an overturned teacup

Quantity or quality? Fruit growers rely on both, but how is quality measured?

by Seth Wannemuehler and Emily Tepe

Timing is everything: Harvesting kiwiberries in Minnesota

August 4, 2021
kiwiberry fruit hanging on the vine

Harvesting can be tricky for a fruit that doesn’t change color. So how do we know when a kiwiberry is ready to harvest?

by Seth Wannemuehler

Choosing kiwiberry varieties

June 30, 2021
Hand holding several Actinidia kolomikta fruit

You’ve been hearing about an exciting new fruiting vine called kiwiberry that can produce tropical tasting fruit in Minnesota, but which varieties should you plant?

by Seth Wannemuehler

Consumer curiosity and the case of the kiwiberry

August 17, 2020
various berries and comment form set up for consumer survey

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

New research evaluating cider apple cultivars

April 6, 2020
red apple hanging on tree

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

The Minnesota berry variety scene

January 14, 2020
jim luby standing in blueberry variety trial field

Get a glimpse into the newest berry varieties being tested at the University of Minnesota.

by Jim Luby

Battling weeds in strawberry fields with living mulch - what we've learned

November 25, 2019
test plot with flat of harvested cabrillo strawberries

We experimented with living mulches for weed control and soil building between rows of annual strawberries. Here’s what we found out.

by Nathan Dalman, Emily Tepe