UF/IFAS
Extension Alachua County

Home » UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County » Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Extension Cord: Backyard Citrus w/ Dr. Juanita Popenoe


January 1, 2021

When someone thinks about Florida they think of citrus. In fact, Citrus is one of Florida's largest industries and many homeowners have backyard citrus. Although Citrus Greening is a major concern, groundbreaking research and new understandings ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Extension Cord, Food, Oranges, Podcast, UF/IFAS Extension

Avocado Selection, Storage and Preparation


May 12, 2020

Delicious green avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit, not a vegetable. They contain healthy fatty acids, essential amino acids, and more than 20 vitamins and minerals, plus they are a good source of fiber. They have more potassium than bananas ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Avocados, Food, Food Safety, Fruits And Vegetables, Health And Wellness, Healthy Eating, UF/IFAS Extension

The Arrival of Summertime Nostalgia


May 7, 2020

Summertime Nostalgia This time of year is exciting- The insatiable aromas of cookouts and BBQs fill the air. Summertime and the flavors of summer are very nostalgic. If you live on the west side of Gainesville and Alachua County, you may see ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, FarmingAlachua, Food, Fruit. Florida Agriculture, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Home Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension, Watermelons

Watermelon Is More Than Dessert


May 1, 2020

A family reunion, summer BBQ, picnic or get together jsut isn’t complete without a delicious slice of sweet juicy watermelon. Watermelons come in all shapes, sizes, red and yellow meat colors and some are seedless. Watermelons are listed ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Food, Food Safety, Fruits And Vegetables, Health And Wellness, Healthy Eating, UF/IFAS Extension, Watermelon

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories


April 27, 2020

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,

Canning Food 101


April 9, 2020

Food Preservation has played a big role in my growing up, I remember picking vegetable in the garden and helping my parents preserve the produce. Living in a small rural community my family preserved most of our food from our large garden, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Curriculum, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Farmers Markes, Food Preservation, Food Safety, Food Temperature, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Health And Wellness, Healthy Eating, Pressure Canning, Processed Food, Safe Food, UF/IFAS Extension, Vegetable Gardening, Water Bath Canning

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak


April 7, 2020

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all help each other during this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Local, UF/IFAS Extension

The Garden Awaits: April Gardening in Alachua County


April 1, 2020

April is Almost Here Bees are buzzing, flowers blooming, and many plants are awaking from their winter-time slumber. Although many of us are cooped-up and getting a little stir-crazy, the garden awaits. Gardening is one of our most powerful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fruits, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Landscape, Landscape Management, Management, Plant Selection, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

Subscribe For More Great Content

IFAS Blogs Categories

Skip to toolbar