Growing fruit is a fun way to put more fresh fruit into your diet.
General requirements and care
- NEW: Spotted wing Drosophila: A serious pest for the home gardener (June 2017)
- General fruit growing requirements and care
- Basic instructions and fruit disease and insect concerns
- Unusual Fruit Plants for Gardens in the North Central Region (E2747)
- A Guide to Identifying Plant Disease Symptoms(E1592)
- Plant Tissue Sampling to Determine Fruit Fertilizer Needs (E2482)
- Growing small fruit at home
- Growing tree fruit at home
- Blueberry Fruit Rot Identification Guide, Michigan Blueberry Facts
- Japanese Beetle, Michigan Blueberry Facts
- Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Blueberries, Michigan Blueberry Facts
- Blueberry Diseases in Michigan
- Managing the Nutrition of Highbush Blueberries
- Video on vineyard site selection
- Video on grape insect prevention
- Pest Control in Small Vineyards
- Common Diseases of the Grapevine in Michigan
- Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate
- Table Grape Varieties for Michigan
- Vineyard Establishment I-Preplant Decisions
- Vineyard Establishment II-Planting and Early Care of Vineyards
- Wine Grape Varieties for Michigan
- Winter Injury to Grapevines and Methods of Protection
- Raspberry variety choices for Michigan
- Raspberry Diseases in Michigan
- Summer raspberry harvest video
Commercial fruit production
January 21, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Extremely cold temperatures in January have the potential to damage Michigan fruit crops during winter dormancy. Peaches, blueberries and wine grapes are the most cold tender.
January 21, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | It’s the temperature of the air that matters to a plant, not the wind chill. Calm air can get much colder.
September 5, 2013 | Howard Russell | Home gardeners are learning about – and probably eating – our newest pest of small fruit: the spotted wing Drosophila.
June 7, 2013 | Dixie Sandborn | Containers are a great way to garden or add interest to your garden.
June 1, 2013 | Jeannie Nichols | Rhubarb is thriving in home gardens this time of year. When little else is available in the garden to eat, rhubarb gets us ready for even more Michigan grown foods.
May 30, 2013 | Mary Hausbeck | Gardeners should look for downy mildew on cucumbers, melons, squash and other cucurbits.
May 23, 2013 | Jan Byrne | Growers and gardeners can prevent phytotoxicity with these precautions.
May 14, 2013 | Mark Longstroth | How to assess the impact of a freeze on early fruit development.
May 3, 2013 | Gary Heilig | Tips and resources to help get you started on your own backyard vineyard.
May 2, 2013 | Bert Cregg | As the weather warms and homeowners and landscapers become active, many questions begin to arise when it comes to mulching landscape beds.