Production and Harvesting

Information on growing and harvesting fruit crops, including apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Tips on thinning, pruning, grafting, maturity assessment and pollination.

177 Results

List Grid

'Abion' strawberries and 'Polka' (left) and 'Josephine' raspberries (right) at Penn State's High Tunnel facility.
Growing Raspberries and Strawberries in Containers - Articles Articles
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) High and Low Tunnel Berry Project Update #1—information on growing strawberries and raspberries in containers. More
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 4: Managing Orchards in a Changing Climate
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 4: Managing Orchards in a Changing Climate - Videos Videos
As tree fruit growers, you will need to adjust your management practices to adapt to climatic changes, potentially using some of the options discussed in this video. More
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 2: Seasonal Shifts
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 2: Seasonal Shifts - Videos Videos

Climate Change and Orchards, Part 2: Seasonal Shifts

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

6:34

A changing climate may cause winters in the temperate zones to become milder and growing seasons have lengthened. Both of these shifts could have a big impact on orchard production and management. More
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 1: What Changes Have Already Occurred?
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 1: What Changes Have Already Occurred? - Videos Videos
As you’ve just seen, the evidence behind climate science indicates that a number of changes have already occurred, which have had an impact on orchards. More
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 3: Changes in Weather and Pest Populations
Climate Change and Orchards, Part 3: Changes in Weather and Pest Populations - Videos Videos
The occurrence of intense and erratic weather poses the most serious threat to fruit production. A changing climate also means changes in pest populations. More
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Thirteen
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Thirteen - News News
We again sampled Aztec Fuji, Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) and Granny Smith this week. More
Aztec Fuji fruit bowl. Photo: Chris Walsh, University of Maryland
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Twelve - News News
This week we sampled Aztec Fuji, Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) and Granny Smith grown in Maryland. More
Both Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) and Granny Smith are ripening, but also showing signs of sun damage from the dry weather in September. Photo: Kathy Hunt, University of Maryland
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Eleven - News News
Apple harvest in 2017 has been well ahead of “normal.” This week we again sampled late-season apples, Cripps Pink (Pink Lady) and Granny Smith. More
Peach Disorders - Skin Damage
Peach Disorders - Skin Damage - Articles Articles

Peach Disorders - Skin Damage

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Skin damage has been a problem in packed stone fruit in some years but it has been somewhat erratic here in PA. More
Apple Crop Load Management - Alternate Bearing
Apple Crop Load Management - Alternate Bearing - Articles Articles
Alternate Bearing (AB) refers to an alternating cropping pattern that is internally regulated by the plant. More
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments - Week Ten
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments - Week Ten - News News
Granny Smith fruit harvested from Western Maryland are nearing storage maturity, and Cripps Pink fruit are beginning to lose ground color. More
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Eight and Nine
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments – Week Eight and Nine - News News
Apple harvest in 2017 has been well ahead of “normal.” To update you on late season apples, this week we sampled Nagafu Fuji and GoldRush. More
Photo: Sladjana Prozo
Fruit Disorders - New Tool to Assess the Potential for Bitter Pit in Honeycrisp - Articles Articles
Bitter pit severity varies with cultivar and season, but Honeycrisp is particularly susceptible. Penn State has developed a new model for predicting bitter pit potential. More
Construcción de Enrejados para Huertas con Sistemas de Alta Densidad
Construcción de Enrejados para Huertas con Sistemas de Alta Densidad - Videos Videos

Construcción de Enrejados para Huertas con Sistemas de Alta Densidad

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D., Tara Baugher

17:49

Un sistema bidimensional de formación de manzanas de alta densidad, a menudo denominado "muro frutal", proporciona muchos beneficios al productor de frutales. More
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments - Week Seven
2017 Apple Maturity Assessments - Week Seven - News News
This week we received three fruit samples from a Maryland grower who grows a wide variety of ‘newer’ apple cultivars for direct-market sales. More
Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5