Small Fruits

Small fruits are low-growing perennial plants such as shrubs, brambles, or herbs that bear edible fruit. Use the guide below to learn more about small fruits in Wisconsin.
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Small Fruit Videos

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General Small Fruit Resources

Discover a variety of resources on small fruits. Dive into guides, articles, and websites below!

Hardiness Maps
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which perennial plants are most likely to thrive at a location.

Commercial Fruit Production
UW Madison has ongoing research programs on commercial apple, berry, cranberry, and grape production.

Wisconsin Fruit Videos
Recorded videos and lectures from UW Madison’s current fruit researchers.

Network for Environment and Weather Applications
A resource for Integrated Pest Management forecasts and weather data from a weather station near you.

Degree Day Calculation
Degree days are a way of incorporating both temperature and time into one measurement to quantify the rate of plant or insect development.

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Discover our most popular small fruit articles below!

Growing Blueberries in Containers
Learn the most critical factors for successful blueberry production in this publication.

Growing Currants, Gooseberries, and Elderberries in Wisconsin
Currants, elderberries, and gooseberries are all native to Wisconsin woodlands, fence rows, and fields, often harvested from the wild and are prized for making jams, jellies, pies, and juice.

Growing Grapes in Wisconsin
This manual offers detailed instructions on how to successfully grow grapes in Wisconsin covering the best cultivars for your growing conditions, trellis designs, proper pruning techniques, and disease prevention.

Growing Raspberries in Wisconsin
A variety of raspberries—black, purple, and yellow as well as red—can thrive throughout Wisconsin.

Growing Strawberries in Wisconsin
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.

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