University of Maryland Extension

2017 Year of Small Fruits

Strawberry, currant, blackberry, blueberry, grape, and raspberry are some of the small fruits that fit into smaller spaces and are easier to grow than apple, pear, and peach trees.

Small fruits will have pest problems but, with good care, you can usually produce delicious, healthy fruit without using pesticides.

Our “Fruit” pages have lots of information on growing small fruits, including pruning videos, plant care tips and FAQs, and common problems and IPM solutions.

Also, check out the many small fruit posts on the GIEI blog. Use the search box to find small fruit posts from UME Master Gardeners. Here are samples:

Other small fruit resources:

Aronia- learn all about growing and harvesting this native fruit. UME Extension Specialist Andrew Ristvey, Ph.D. is leading this unique project.

Grapes and Fruit- information & resources for Maryland’s commercial growers but much of it is applicable to home gardens.

Spotted Wing Drosophila Monitoring and Management (Fact Sheet 1023) 


GET READY FOR NEXT YEAR: 2018 - Year of the Peppers!

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