Rootstocks for Fruit Trees in Wisconsin

Author(s): Teryl R. Roper To grow fruit that is true to type, fruit trees are propagated by budding or grafting sections of known cultivars (scions) onto special rootstocks. This creates fruit trees composed of two parts: a scion (cultivar) and a rootstock. Many nurseries now offer trees with a choice of several rootstocks. In this […]

Home Fruit Cultivars for Southern Wisconsin

Find out which fruit cultivars are recommended for Northern Wisconsin. This publication describes flavor, ripening date, winter hardiness, and more. It includes tree fruits (apples, pears, crabapples), stone fruits (apricots, tart cherries, plums), and small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, currants, elderberries, gooseberries, juneberries or serviceberries, grapes, blueberries, lingonberries).

Fruit Crop Pollination

Author(s): Teryl R. Roper For fruit to develop, pollen must be transferred from the anther to the stigma. Find out which crops require pollen from the flowers of a different cultivar to set fruit, and which can set fruit on their own (3 pages).   Download Article

Growing Strawberries in Wisconsin

Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A1597 Strawberries are the most widely grown small fruit crop in Wisconsin. Learn about the growth and fruiting habits of strawberries and how to raise and harvest them successfully. Download Article

Growing Raspberries in Wisconsin

Brian R. Smith, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus, Teryl R. Roper Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A1610 A variety of raspberries—black, purple, and yellow as well as red—can thrive throughout Wisconsin. Describes how to select and raise them, and how to protect them from diseases and pests.   Download Article

Home Fruit Cultivars of Northern Wisconsin

Brian R. Smith, Teryl R. Roper Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A2488 Find out which fruit cultivars are recommended for your area of Northern Wisconsin. Describes flavor, ripening date, winter hardiness, and more. This 16-page fact sheet covers the following: – tree fruits (apples, pears, crabapples)– stone fruits (apricots, tart cherries, plums)– small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, […]

Growing Pears in Wisconsin

Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A2072 Pears are among the easiest tree fruits to grow. This 28-page publication covers everything you need to know for successful fruit production: rootstock selection and planting tips, fertilization and tree care, harvest, and storage. Includes detailed information on managing disease and […]

Growing Apricots, Cherries, Peaches, and Plums in Wisconsin

Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A3639 Apricot, cherry, peach, and plum trees produce some of the tastiest fruit available. But successfully growing them in Wisconsin requires time, space, and expertise. Find out how to care for the trees and fruit, from planting through harvest.   Download Article

Growing Apples in Wisconsin

Teryl R. Roper, Daniel L. Mahr, Patricia S. McManus Revised:  7/5/2010 Item number:  A3565 A great how-to book for backyard apple growers. Covers everything from planting tips to pruning to disease and insect management strategies.   Download Article

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