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Fruit factsheets - Guide to factsheets at this and other Cornell websites.

Featured publication:
Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home
Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home, click for ordering information

In simple language and informative graphics, tells you how to grow and harvest the freshest, highest-quality fruit right in your own backyard. Includes information on site selection, soil preparation, planting, pruning and training, pest and disease management, as well as how to choose the best varieties. Now available online [1.8M .pdf].

Cornell Classic:
Nut Growing in the Northeast cover  - Click for pdf version. Nut Growing in the Northeast
Classic 1977 Cornell Cooperative Extension publication from pioneering forest farming advocate, L.H. MacDaniels. [11.5 MB .pdf file] More about 'Dr. Mac' and agroforestry at the MacDaniels Nut Grove website.
Cornell online resources:

New! Recommended fruit cultivars for home gardens - Best bets for New York gardeners. Berries, grapes, tree fruit, and more.

Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home [1.8M .pdf] - In simple language and informative graphics, tells you how to grow and harvest the freshest, highest-quality fruit right in your own backyard. Includes information on site selection, soil preparation, planting, pruning and training, pest and disease management, as well as how to choose the best varieties.

Berry diagnostic tool - Helps identify insect, disease, and other problems.

Fruits as edible ornamentals - Take advantage of the aesthetic as well as culinary benefits of fruit plants.

Minor Fruits - Under-used trees and shrubs for edible landscaping.

Cornell Fruit Resources - Targeted primarily for commercial growers, but still loaded with fruit information.

Tree Fruit and Berry Pathology - While targeted for commercial growers, this website has useful factsheets, links and a timely newsletter.



Print publications:

New: Tree Fruit Field Guide to Insect, Mite, and Disease Pests and Natural Enemies of Eastern North America - More than 500 color photos will help you identify insects, mites, and diseases that are causing damage in the orchard, as well as beneficial insects, spiders, and mites that should be preserved.

Minor Fruits in New York State - A 'classic' from 1980. For more minor fruit information, see also the Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home and the minor fruits website.

Dayneutral Strawberry Production Guide - Targeted to commercial growers but also of interest to gardeners.

Homemade Wine - 8-page, 1982 primer.

Pest management guideline series includes Pest Management Guide for Control of Wildlife and Pest Management Around the Home.


Best Apples to Buy and Grow Other print publications

Best Apples to Buy and Grow - Published by Brooklyn Botanic Garden in 2005. Includes chapters by Cornell pomology professor Ian Merwin on antique apples and apple cider.





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