Fruit and Plant Info Sites

This page contains the following resource categories:


1) Info Sites, Resource Sites, Extension Agencies (related to growing fruiting plants)

2) Special research sites to find information on plants, etc., are listed at the bottom of this list.

The American Pomological Society – They foster the science and practice of fruit growing and variety development.    http://americanpomological.org/ They have an excellent page of very useful links – http://americanpomological.org/links.html

All About Apples – Education, orchard promotion, etc. http://www.allaboutapples.com/index.htm

American Chestnut Foundation – http://www.acf.org/

America Rare Fruit Growers – Useful information on a large number of unusual fruiting plants.  Also has a list of nurseries.   http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~joja/DAI527/Project1/layoutsfinal.html

Apple Journal – Information on apples.   http://www.applejournal.com/index.htm

Apples of Maine – Compilation of apples historically grown in Maine.  http://www.applesofmaine.com/index.htm

ATTRA (Appropriate Technnology Transfer for Rural Areas) – National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Excellent resource site for a wide range of topics, including fruit trees.   www.attra.org

Chestnut Growers of America – Technical assistance for growers.   http://www.wcga.net/

Cornell University Cooperative Extension – Good resource for various fruits.  http://www.cce.cornell.edu

Douglas County – K-State Research and Extension – Programs, resources, publications  – http://www.douglas.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx

Earthworks – very good listing of articles and other resources. http://www.earthworksboston.org/uogrow

Elderberrylife – Information about elderberry varieties http://www.elderberrylife.com/

Empire Chestnut Company – chestnut expert, breeder, researcher and private nursery http://www.empirechestnut.com/

Garden Watchdog from Dave’s Garden – A site that records feedback from customers about their experiences with mail order nurseries.    http://davesgarden.com/products/gwd/

University of Georgia – Mark Rieger – Information on a variety of fruits. Pictures and descriptions. http://www.uga.edu/fruit/

University of Illinois – Plant descriptions  http://wp.nres.uiuc.edu/plant/

Indiana Nut Growers Association – Very good resource site for nuts and fruits. http://www.nutgrowers.org/

Johnson County – K-State Research and Extension office – http://www.johnson.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx

Kansas State University – Horticulture, Forestry & Recreation Resources http://www.hfrr.ksu.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=1

Kansas State University – Kansas Center For Sustainable Agriculture and Alternative Crops – Very good listing of publications on a wide range of topics.  http://www.kansassustainableag.org/

Kansas State University Research and Extension – There are some information bulletins on fruits. http://www.oznet.ksu.edu

Kentucky State University Pawpaw research program – This is the premium site for pawpaw information.  http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/default.htm

Missouri Agricultural Electronic Bulletin Board – List of links to ag related sites – http://agebb.missouri.edu/index.htm

Missouri Botanical Garden – Kemper Center for Home Gardening – Plant Finder – This is an excellent resource on a wide range of plants.  http://www.mobot.org/gardeninghelp/plantfinder/alpha.asp

University of Missouri – Missouri Apple Web – interesting information about apples.   http://plantsci.missouri.edu/apple/welcome.htm

University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry – Excellent publications. http://www.centerforagroforestry.org

University of Missouri Extension – Excellent publications  http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/hort/

Missouri State University, Mountain Grove – Very good publications. http://mtngrv.missouristate.edu/Publications/

NAFEX – North American Fruit Explorers – Very good resource group dedicated to fruit and nut tree cultivation.  www.nafex.org

Northern Nut Growers Association – Good resources   http://www.icserv.com/nnga/hican.htm

Pennsylvania Nut Growers Association – Resources and links.   http://www.pnga.net/

Plants for a Future database – Interesting site, informational.   http://www.pfaf.org/index.php

Powell Gardens – A botanical garden (30 miles east of Kansas City)   http://www.powellgardens.org/default.asp They also have a new edible garden called the Heartland Harvest Garden http://www.powellgardens.org/default.asp?page=HHG

Slow Food USA – “Supporting good, clean and fair food” http://www.slowfoodusa.org/

Twinleaf Online – Fruit related topics from Monticello (Thomas Jefferson’s home) http://www.twinleaf.org/

USDA / ARS Pecan Breeding Program – Also, the National Clonal Germplasm for Pecans and Hickories.   Interesting information.   http://extension-horticulture.tamu.edu/carya/

USDA Forest Service – Publications – interesting and useful resource http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/index.shtm

Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center – apple cider research.   http://mountvernon.wsu.edu/FruitHorticulture.html

Virginia Cooperative Extension – Very good publications on apple, pear, etc.  http://www.ext.vt.edu/

Research Sites

Internet Archive – There are many databases to search here.   Select one of the text databases (the box next to the search function at the top of the page) and you may find some interesting material.  Excellent resource.    http://www.archive.org/index.php Or try this link for the ‘Universal Library’ http://www.archive.org/details/universallibrary

Cornell – The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell – Excellent resource Click here

Dave’s Garden – Gardening forums and other resources http://davesgarden.com/

Garden Web – This is a gardening and orchard forum.  There are many categories and it can be searched.   http://www.gardenweb.com/

Google Book Search – An amazing amount of material has been digitized.   Go to a Google search page, and select books or try this link – Click here

KU Libraries – http://www.lib.ku.edu/

Lawrence Public Library – http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/

Linda Hall LibraryOne of the best research libraries – in Kansas City. http://www.lindahall.org

USDA Plants Database – Natural Resources Conservation Service – Excellent resource.  Information on most species found in North America. http://plants.usda.gov/

USDA – Agricultural Research Service – http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/main.htm

WorldCat – An outstanding library book search system.   By typing in the name of a book you will find what nearby library has it.    http://www.worldcat.org/

Additional Link Pages

1) Local Organizations

2) Similar Projects

3) a) Fruit Info Sites   b) Special research tools

4) Food Security

5) Local Nurseries and Orchards

6) Mail Order Nurseries, Supplies

7) Web Articles – Fruiting Plants

8) Book Recommendations

9) Schoolyard programs