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Fruits and Nuts Publications & Resources

American Chestnut > PDF
Whether you are planning one American chestnut in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . . more details

Apple Scab > PDF
Particularly troublesome where rainfall and relative humidity are high, and under overtree irrigation, apple scab can defoliate trees and blemish fruit to a point where it is unmarketable. Learn the s . . . . . more details

Black Walnut > PDF
Black Walnut is one of the most-highly prized North American hardwoods. A tasty nut crop and aesthetically pleasing characteristics make black walnut an attractive choice for Idaho landowners with the . . . . . more details

Blueberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest > PDF
This publication describes blueberry cultivars, including northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye, lowbush, and half-high types. It includes information on commercial value and identifies whic . . . . . more details

Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards
To produce high-quality wine and juice grapes, effective pest management is essential. The second edition of Field Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Pacific Northwest Vineyards addresse . . . . . more details

Growing Apples for Local Markets in Cold Climates > PDF
Offers the basics for getting started in a small scale commercial apple orchard, including sections on rootstocks, apple varieties, training and pruning, winter protection, fertility and groundcover . . . . . more details

Growing Blueberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
Highbush and lowbush blueberries are native to North America and can be harvested 2 to 3 years after planting. This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars, preparing the si . . . . . more details

Growing Currants, Gooseberries and Jostaberries in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West > PDF
This 21-page publication provides basic information on growing these fruits, which are common in Europe. Includes detailed lists of recommended cultivars, as well as information on fertilization, plan . . . . . more details

Growing Kiwifruit > PDF
Idaho gardeners with curiosity and diligence may want to attempt to grow hardy kiwifruit. This publication explains how. Author: Bernadine Strik 27 pages . . . . . more details

Growing Raspberries and Blackberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
Raspberries and blackberries have similar growing requirements and offer a market advantage to commercial growers, providing local customers with high-quality fruit. This publication covers, selectin . . . . . more details

Growing Saskatoons in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West > HTML
Saskatoons are shrubs that bear blueberry-like edible fruit. Popular in Canada, this superfood, a powerful antioxidant, is gaining the interest of US growers, who know it by other names like juneberry . . . . . more details

Growing Small-Fruit Crops in Short-Season Gardens > PDF
Choosing hardy and early maturing small-fruit varieties is critical to gardening success as is using proper maintenance techniques. Part of the Short-Season, High-Altitude Gardening series, this publi . . . . . more details

Growing Strawberries in the Inland Northwest & Intermountain West > PDF
This publication covers selecting a growing site, recommended cultivars, preparing the site, planting, training, irrigation, fertilization, weed control, winter protection, pest and disease control, . . . . . more details

Growing Tree Fruits in Short-Season Gardens > HTML
Producing your own backyard tree fruit in Idaho’s harsher climates can be difficult, but it isn’t impossible. There are many types of apples, apricots, cherries, pears, and plums that you can successf . . . . . more details

Growing Western Huckleberries > HTML

From a leading huckleberry expert comes the information you need to start your own attempts at growing huckleberries at home or for market. This publication covers plant and . . . . . more details


Hard Cider Production and Orchard Management in the Pacific Northwest

Making hard cider for both commercial and private enjoyment is the target of renewed interest in areas that are well suited to growing apples. This manual provides basic inf . . . . . more details


Northern Idaho Fertilizer Guide: Blueberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries > PDF
This publication offers fertilizer guidelines based on soil-plant relationships and are designed to produce above- average yields. It offers information on nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, m . . . . . more details

Pacific Northwest Watermelon Production East of the Cascades > PDF
Here are steps to successful commercial watermelon production in the Columbia Basin and other warm-climate regions of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll learn best practices for cultivar selection, site pr . . . . . more details

Propagation of Plants by Grafting and Budding > PDF
This handbook is well illustrated with clear photographs and drawings. It covers terms used in budding and grafting, tools and materials, grafting and budding factors, kinds of grafts, budding metho . . . . . more details

Protecting Grapevines from Winter Injury > PDF
Winter freezes can kill or damage winegrape canes in regions, like the Pacific Northwest, that are subject to low winter temperatures. Although tedious, labor-intensive, and expensive, cane burying is . . . . . more details

Raspberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Did you know that raspberries come in four different colors (red, yellow, black, and purple) though there are only two main types? Learn about that and more in this eleven-page PNW publication, includ . . . . . more details

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Cherry growers have many options when it comes to choosing rootstocks. The combination of new dwarfing rootstocks with high-density training systems leads to earlier production. But growers need to co . . . . . more details

Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard > PDF

Training fruit trees helps them to develop a strong sturdy structure that will support years of high-quality productivity. This 12- page bulletin provides all you need to kn . . . . . more details



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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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