Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the winter to properly flower than Florida can provide. However, peaches and nectarines have been bred by researchers at the University of Florida IFAS that have a low chill requirement to flower and fruit. Peach and nectarine research is on-going at UF/IFAS and the results of the latest can be discovered at the annual Stone Fruit Field Day, April 30, 2019 at the Frank Stronach Conference Center, UF Plant Science Research and Education Unit, FL2556 West Highway 318, Citra, FL.
Join us for information on: Subtropical Peach Production in Florida: Research and Extension Update, Progress in Low-chill Peach Variety Development for Florida, Prevention and Management of Peach Diseases in Florida, Maximizing Fruit Quality of Low-chill Peaches through Optimum Preharvest- Management Practices, Prevention and Management of Root-knot Nematodes in the Peach Orchard, Nitrogen Fertilization in Subtropical Peaches, Bagging as an alternative insect and disease management tool, Florida and the Not-So-Giant Peach: Can peaches from unthinned trees be used in the- fermentation industry?, and a Field Plot Tour OR Tasting Fruit of Different Peach Cultivars.
Registration is free, but we need a head count to provide lunch. Please register online here.