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
April 3, 2012 | Dixie Sandborn | Gardening tips, tree identification, help with seed selection, garden planning and flower garden games are all available on your smart phone or tablet.
March 1, 2012 | Beth Clawson | A simple test lets you measure your seed germination rate before you plant
February 2, 2012 | Gary L. Heilig | Thinking about growing some fruits for your garden? Here are some ordering tips.
February 1, 2012 | Gary L. Heilig | Are you interested in having a backyard orchard? If you plan properly, you can grow high quality fruit.
November 16, 2011 | Mallory Fournier | Unsure what to get the gardener in your life this holiday season? We polled MSU Extension educators to learn what’s on their wish list (and perhaps on yours, too).
October 20, 2011 | Mary Wilson | The weather may be growing cooler, but don’t take a gardening rest just yet! The time for “R&R” will come when you’ve properly prepared your beds for winter and next spring.
August 16, 2011 | Rebecca Finneran and Mary Wilson | Late summer offers a host of rewarding gardening work that produces both beauty and bounty.
August 11, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Know when your vegetables are at the peak of perfection and are ready to be picked.
July 8, 2011 | Mary Hausbeck | Immediate action is recommended for growers to move forward with preventive fungicide sprays against downy mildew.
July 6, 2011 | Gretchen Voyle | Poor pollination is likely why your fruit trees are dropping small fruit.