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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

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 . . . . . 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, pl . . . . . 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 > PDF
Basic information on growing this native American fruit, also known as "serviceberry" and "juneberry." Saskatoons are grown commercially in Canada. Includes recommended cultivars and information on . . . . . 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 pub . . . . . 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 > PDF
Part of the Short-Season, High-Altitude Gardening series, this publication lists adapted varieties of apples, apricots, cherries, pears, and plums and gives critical tips for successfully producing . . . . . more details

Growing Western Huckleberries > PDF
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 growing site selection, . . . . . more details
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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 information on the many consid . . . . . more details
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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

Propagation of Plants by Grafting and Budding
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 methods . . . . . more details
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Protecting Grapevines from Winter Injury > PDF
Describes three systems that can help protect canes from freeze damage. Includes eight illustrations and three photographs. Authors: Clive Kaiser, Patty Skinkis, and Mercy Olmstead . . . . . more details

Raspberry Cultivars for the Pacific Northwest > PDF
This publication describes raspberry cultivars, including red, yellow, black, and purple types. It explains the difference between floricane-fruiting and primocane-fruiting cultivars, includes informa . . . . . more details

Selecting Grape Cultivars and Planting Sites in Idaho > PDF
Grapes are temperate zone plants that require a cool season to meet chilling requirements and a warm growing season. This publication covers the characteristics of grapes, requirements for growing g . . . . . more details

Sweet Cherry Rootstocks for the Pacific Northwest > PDF
This publication presents the current level of understanding of the major cherry rootstocks and links it to their performance in the PNW. Authors: Lynn E. Long and Clive Kalser 8 . . . . . more details

Training and Pruning Your Home Orchard > PDF
Provides general rules for training and pruning fruit trees and explains how to apply the basics in fruit and nut trees (apple, pear, sweet and sour cherry, peach, prune, plum, walnut, filbert, and ap . . . . . more details
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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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