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UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries

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… Read More

As peach harvest begins, UF scientists find rootstocks that survive flooding

As you bite into a peach, remember farmers are harvesting the fruit this month and next in Florida. Those growers and University of Florida scientists are always concerned about flooding because it can damage peach… Read More

Industry donors help cultivate emerging Florida crops

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — About five years ago, University of Florida environmental horticulture assistant professor Brian Pearson started growing hops in his backyard. Finding success, he and two other UF researchers are exploring whether they can… Read More

Florida peaches pack a punch as a succulent snack

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their… Read More

Peaches more marketable to younger people, but everyone wants the fruit to melt in their mouth

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young consumers are more likely to buy peaches than older people, and those 18- to 24-year-olds prefer crisp, firm peaches with good flavor, a new University of Florida study shows. In… Read More

UF/IFAS receives part of $4.5 million in USDA grants for specialty crops

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… Read More