Production and Harvesting

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Apple Crown and Collar Rot - Articles Articles
Crown rot continues to be a major cause of tree death in Pennsylvania orchards. Certain rootstocks are more susceptible than others, and the disease often occurs on heavy, poorly drained soils. More
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Moras y Fresas
Manejo en la Postcosecha de Moras y Fresas - Videos Videos
¿Quiére usted ganar más para sus bayas en el mercado? Este video contiene consideraciones importantes para manejo postcosecha de bayas. More
Golden Delicious Apples
Apple Production - Articles Articles

Apple Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

Apples may be grown in many parts of the country and lend themselves well to part-time farming operations. More
Harvest Calendar
Harvest Calendar - Articles Articles

Harvest Calendar

John Berry

This calendar will assist with matching your production with your marketing. More
Wine Grape Production
Wine Grape Production - Articles Articles

Wine Grape Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime

Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. More
Blueberries
Highbush Blueberry Production - Articles Articles

Highbush Blueberry Production

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

Blueberries are well suited for small-scale and part-time farm operations. More
Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production
Irrigation for Fruit and Vegetable Production - Articles Articles
Irrigation often is necessary because of the uneven distribution of precipitation throughout the year, especially during critical growth periods. More
Home Fruit Plantings: Elderberry Variety Selection
Home Fruit Plantings: Elderberry Variety Selection - Articles Articles
Although relatively little breeding has been done, several elderberry varieties are readily available. More
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits
Guide to Farming: Small Fruits - Articles Articles
The term “small fruit” includes many of the berry crops such as blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries among others. More
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits
Guide to Farming: Tree Fruits - Articles Articles
Before planting your first fruit tree, you should conduct your own research regarding production, marketing, and financing the enterprise. More
Let new blueberry plants grow for two or even three years before allowing them to set fruit.
Recommendations for Blueberry Establishment - Articles Articles
For a crop that may fruit for fifty years under the right care, it is critical to get blueberry plants off to a strong, healthy start. More
Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting
Grapes in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
American varieties such as Concord and Niagara thrive in most places in Pennsylvania that meet the criteria outlined in Penn State Extension cultural recommendations. More
Blueberry Variety Selection in the Home Fruit Planting
Blueberry Variety Selection in the Home Fruit Planting - Articles Articles
Blueberry varieties can be selected so that you have crops to be harvested from July through mid-September, if desired. More
Blueberry Grower Interview
Blueberry Grower Interview - Videos Videos

Blueberry Grower Interview

Kathy Demchak, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

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Blueberry grower interview outlining the benefits and challenges of blueberry production. More
Peaches
Peach Production - Articles Articles

Peach Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., Lynn Kime, Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so the initial investment may be spread over a longer period of time than many crops. More
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