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Struggling to Grow Fruit Trees? Try These Lesser Known Florida-Friendly Edible Options!

Northwest Floridians are lucky.  We get to bask in the warm sunshine at least eight months of the year, consider it cold weather when we have to break out the fleece pullover and none of us live more than a few hours’ drive to the whitest sand you ever saw.  However, those conditions have consequences.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/08/25/struggling-to-grow-fruit-trees-try-these-lesser-known-florida-friendly-edible-options/

Lack of Winter Chill a Problem for Fruit

Arapaho blackberry has chill requirements that match those received in our area. Photo by Beth Bolles, UF IFAS Extension Many of us are enjoying warmer temperatures this winter, but many deciduous fruit crops really need cold temperatures in order to break dormancy for the year.  In areas that experience cold temperatures, plants have evolved the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/02/14/lack-of-winter-chill-a-problem-for-fruit/

Satsuma Oranges, North Florida’s Cold Weather Fruit

It’s the fall season, and Satsumas are hitting the shelves at your local grocery store. Satsumas are a seedless variety of the mandarin orange, and are harvested during the fall and early winter. Satsumas are grown in the cool, sub-tropical areas of California, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Because of their thin skin, satsumas …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/12/03/satsuma-oranges-north-floridas-cold-weather-fruit/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference Highlights

The Panhandle Ag Extension Team hosted the inaugural Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference on Tuesday, October 11.  The conference featured three concurrent session tracks for participants to choose from, a keynote address on whole farm business profitability, and a locally sourced lunch cooked by the Jackson County Master Gardeners.  More than 120 people attended the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/22/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-highlights/

Persimmon: A Dooryard Fruit

  Image Credit: gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu A recent visit to the North Florida Research and Education Center reminded me of a fruit that is often low profile in Northwest Florida, the Oriental persimmon. The Oriental, or Japanese, persimmon (Diospyros kaki) was introduced to the Southern United States in the mid to late 1800s. Although it is native to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/22/persimmon-a-dooryard-fruit/

Oriental Persimmon: For the Specialty Fruit Market

Oriental Persimmons Image Credit: (gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu) A recent visit to the North Florida Research and Education Center reminded me of the potential of a specialty fruit that is often forgotten about in Northwest Florida, the Oriental persimmon. The Oriental, or Japanese, persimmon (Diospyros kaki) was introduced to the Southern United States in the mid to late 1800s. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/10/22/oriental-persimmon-for-the-specialty-fruit-market/

Two Weeks Left to Register for the Fruit & Vegetable Conference – October 11

The Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference is just around the corner.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and sharing practical farming knowledge that can help farmers from across the region. This event promises lots of learning opportunities for everyone, from prospective to experienced farmers, and from rural to urban settings. Come network …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/09/24/two-weeks-left-to-register-for-the-fruit-vegetable-conference-october-11/

Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference October 11

Mark your calendars, put in your vacation request, or whatever you need to do to prepare to take part in the Panhandle Fruit & Vegetable Conference.  The conference will provide a great opportunity for networking and the sharing of practical farming knowledge that can help farmers across the region. This event promises lots of learning …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/13/panhandle-fruit-vegetable-conference-october-11/

Florida Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crop Acreage Estimates by County

A dramatic 225% gain was recorded for blueberry acreace in Florida from 3,292 in 2002 to 7,377 in 2012. Photo credit: Doug Mayo USDA Acreage Estimates of Deciduous Fruit and Nut Crops in Florida for 2002 and 2012 Peter C. Andersen and Kevin R. Athearn Every 10 years USDA conducts a survey by county of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/01/22/florida-deciduous-fruit-and-nut-crop-acreage-estimates-by-county/

Fruit Splitting in Dooryard Citrus

Split citrus fruit. Image credit UF / IFAS Citrus trees require a lot of care and attention to produce good quality fruit, yet even the most careful gardeners may run into the problem of split-fruit on their citrus trees.  Split-fruit is a condition which strikes citrus trees in September and October and can wipe out a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/28/fruit-splitting-in-dooryard-citrus/

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