The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees.
The highlight of the field day will ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries.
Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from two University ... READ MORE
It’s spring harvest time for pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms in Osceola County. Blueberries, peaches, blackberries, and lots of vegetables are available this season. Harvest seasons are short, so plan your picking days now!
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Are you interested in some alternative crops to grow in central Florida? The program on May 9 covered a range of crops. To look at the slide shows from the program go to our website.
The first topic up at 9 a.m. is Tea with Dr. Donglin ... READ MORE
The development of high quality peach and nectarine (Prunus) cultivars with the low chilling needs of a mild climate has greatly expanded the potential for commercial peach and nectarine production in north and north-central Florida. Deciduous ... READ MORE
Prunus species require the accumulation of cold winter temperatures to allow for normal bud development and budbreak in the spring. Traditional temperate zone peach and nectarine cultivars require 800 to 1200 hours of cumulative hourly temperatures ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida is partnering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the United States Department of Agriculture on two dozen projects to strengthen markets for specialty crops in ... READ MORE