Grape stomping, seed-spittin’, U-pickin’ farm day for the agriculture and tourism students from the Junior and Senior High Schools across Putnam County. Ever After Farms, located at 372 Sisco Road in Pomona Park, graciously hosted over ... READ MORE
Once a year in AUGUST, fresh muscadine grapes fill the vines in Putnam County and some generous farmers allow folks to come out and admire and taste their year-long efforts. These plump, sweet, colorful, tasty treats require lots of water, ... READ MORE
Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine.
There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine State were producing ... READ MORE
Fruit crops, like growing grapes, provide rewarding yields throughout the year when diversifying your plant selection. In other words, choose several types of fruit trees and different cultivars within each fruit tree type. ... READ MORE
Consequentially, if you have grape or other questions on Fruit & Vegetable Production in Manatee County, contact Lisa Hickey, Lisa.Hickey@ufl.edu (941)722-4524 ext 1817.
However, if the UF Grape Field Day is not what you want to attend, ... READ MORE
Native to the southeastern United States, Muscadine grapes have been cultured for more than 400 years. Sometimes referred to as scuppernongs, Muscadines are an old time southern favorite. Although their insect and disease tolerance makes spraying ... READ MORE
Did you know that the first grapes grown in North America were muscadine grapes? Native to the southeastern United States, muscadines can still be found growing wild in Florida and are also grown commercially.1
Muscadine grapes are distinct ... READ MORE
Apopka, Fla. --- Powdery mildew and black rot are two scourges of grape growers, but University of Florida researcher Dennis Gray is developing disease-resistant grapes, using what he calls “precision breeding” to create these super varieties.
Gray, ... READ MORE
Tallahassee Democrat October 19, 2014
Bald-Faced Hornet. Photos by Kathy Kinsey
By Kathy Kinsey
What’s black and white and meaner than a Yellow Jacket? The Bald-Faced Hornet! Dolichovespula maculate, belonging ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dennis Gray may not be able to control Florida’s humidity, but he wants to help popular grape varieties shrug off diseases that thrive in muggy weather, and open up new markets ... READ MORE