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One Year Old Apple Planting. Photo credit: Tara Baugher.
Beginning Grower: Planning and Planting an Orchard - Articles Articles
Planning and Preparing a Site for a New Orchard Begins 2 to 3 Years Ahead of Planting. Mistakes made in planning and planting an orchard cannot easily be reversed. More
Photo: Tara Baugher
Formado y Poda de Manzano - Videos Videos
Este video cubre los principios básicos de poda y formado de arboles de manzano y nuevas estrategias para mejorar la calidad de la fruta en huertos modernos. More
Chester Blackberries
So, You Want to Grow Fruit... - Articles Articles
Unless you just want to grow fruit as hobby, a marketing plan for the fruit you intend to grow needs to be at the top of your list. More
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint
The Apple Orchard System Blueprint - Videos Videos

The Apple Orchard System Blueprint

Tara Baugher, Mike Basedow


The Penn State Extension Tree Fruit team has identified seven fundamental components of a successful intensive apple system “blueprint.” More
The Peach Pruning Blueprint
The Peach Pruning Blueprint - Videos Videos
Peach trees are pruned to maintain tree size and shape and to help manage light and crop load. More
Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials
Field Guide to Tree Fruit Disorders, Pests, and Beneficials - News News
This Penn State Extension publication, in Spanish and English, is designed for use by orchard employees - often the first individuals to detect a new occurrence of a fruit disease or insect pest. More