Web Articles – Fruiting Plants

This is a list of interesting and useful fruiting plant related articles that can be accessed by clicking on the links provided.   We will continue to update this page. (Let us know if a link fails to work)


The Great Fig Hunt by Alastair Bland – A fabulous story about gleaning fruit from a bike in California.  http://www.metroactive.com/bohemian/09.24.08/eats-0839.html


Training & Pruning Fruit Trees – An excellent guide from North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/ag29.html


Apple Pollination Chart – used with permission from Adams County Nursery.   This nicely organized chart does not list all of the varieties, but will give you an idea about pollination possibilities.   Additional charts and information specific to individual cultivars can usually be found by doing some research on the web, etc.   http://lawrencefruittreeproject.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/apple-pollination-chart-adams-county.pdf

Characteristics of Apple Rootstocks and Interstem Combinations by Paul Domoto and Jim Cummins.   http://www.ars.usda.gov/Aboutus/docs.htm?docid=6162 and at this location  http://mars.ark.com/~squeeze/roots.html

Apple Rootstock Fact Sheets, Cornell University NY State Ag Experiment Station – http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/hort/breeders/appleroots/Factsheets/FSAccess.htm

Evaluation of Apple Cultivars for Hard Cider Production – Washington State Research & Extension, Mt. Vernon – http://mountvernon.wsu.edu/FruitHorticulture/Cider04.html

Harvesting and Storing Apples – Iowa State – http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1078.pdf

Organic and Low-Spray Apple Production – ATTRA  http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/PDF/apple.pdf


Blueberries in Pots Project, Colorado State Horticulture and Landscape Architecture –Click here

Blueberries: Organic Production – ATTRA  http://www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/blueberry.pdf

How to Grow Blueberries – http://www.gardening-guides.com/pdf-library/how-to-grow-blueberries.pdf


Organic Pear Production – ATTRA http://www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/pear.html

Growing Pears in Virginia – good comprehensive article –  Click Here


Growing Pecans in Kansas – Very good publication http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/hort2/mf1025.pdf

Pecan Cultivars – This is an excellent document on Pecan cultivars http://extension-horticulture.tamu.edu/carya/pecans/cvintro.htm


Plums – Prunus domestica, Prunus salicina – University of Georgia http://www.uga.edu/fruit/plum.html

Plum Cultivars and Rootstocks – Rutgers Cooperative Extension  http://njaes.rutgers.edu/pubs/plantandpestadvisory/2002/FR0212.pdf

Miscellaneous Fruits

Pawpaw Production – ATTRA http://www.attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/pawpaw.pdf

Sea Buckthorn by E. Small, P.M. Catling, and T.S.C. Li -basic information.   http://www.tc-biodiversity.org/sample-buckthorn.pdf

Sea Buckthorn from British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture – http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/speccrop/publications/documents/seabuckthorn_may2001.pdf

Turkish Filbert – USDA Forest Service http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/trees/CORCOLA.pdf

USDA Sylvics Manual Vol 2 Hardwoods (Ag Handbook #654, 1990) – Contains information on a wide range of trees and included within are some fruit trees native to North America.  Good information.  An index is available and clicking on individual species brings up an information sheet.  Click Here for Index For a PDF file click here  The PDF File is large 8.8MB

Pests & Diseases

Disease Factsheets from Cornell  – http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pp/extension/tfabp/disindx.shtml

K-State Plant Diseases Library – Publications – http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/plant2/

Apple Scab – Geneva NY State Agricultural Experimental Station, Cornell – http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pp/extension/tfabp/apscpm.shtml

Canker Diseases of Trees – K-State – Click here for 1MB PDF file

Cedar Apple Rust and Related Diseases – K-State – Click here

Codling Moth (primarily attacks apples) K-State – Click here for PDF file

Diseases of Apple and Flowering Crab – K-State – Click here for PDF file

Fireblight – Geneva NY State Agricultural Experimental Station, Cornell – http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/pp/extension/tfabp/firepm.shtml

Plum Curculio – Michigan State University Extension – Very good article. http://www.canr.msu.edu/vanburen/plumcurc.htm

Grafting (including video)

Missouri Extension – Very good grafting brochure PDF file Click here

CRFG elements of Grafting – Click here

Notes on Ancient Grafting by Arthur Stanley Pease – interesting ancient history  Click here

Video – Dave Wilson  Grafting Fruit Trees – Whip and tongue grafting located at time code 3:58 Click Here

Video – Fruitwise apple tree grafting guide, rind grafting –  Click here

Video – Fruitwise apple tree grafting, the cleft graftClick here


Asexual Propagation of Plants, from Master Gardener, Ohio State University Extension – http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/mg/manual/prop2.htm

Home Propagation of Garden and Landscape Plants, MU Extension – http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/hort/g06970.htm

Propagation by Seed from Master Gardener, Ohio State University Extension – http://www.hcs.ohio-state.edu/mg/manual/prop.htm

Purdue Plant Propagation website link page http://www.hort.purdue.edu/plantprop/weblinks.htm

Fruit Storage

Postharvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables – ATTRA  http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/postharvest.pdf


[Black] Walnut and It’s Toxicity Explored by Tom Rood, Cornell Cooperative Extension. A good list of plants that are tolerant. – http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/yates/MG4.25.01.htm

Black Walnut Toxicity to Plants, Humans and Horses by Richard Funt and Jane Martin – Ohio State University Extension.   Another good article on the topic.   http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1148.html

Historic Documents

Growing an Orchard in Kansas – 1931, Bulletin #254    Click Here 2.6MB

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