Fruits and Nuts


Midwest Home Fruit Production Guide

Purdue Extension Publication




Managing Pests in the Home Fruit Planting (ID-146-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Many homeowners enjoy raising their own fruit, but anyone who has attempted to grow them knows that fruit crops are attacked by a wide variety of insect and disease pests and prone to environmental damage. This publication provides homeowners with the information they need to produce an acceptable amount of quality fruit (apples, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries).


Grape Varieties for Indiana (HO-221-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Selecting an appropriate grape variety is a major factor for successful production in Indiana and all parts of the Midwest. This publication identifies climactic factors, and examines wine grape varieties and table grape varieties suited to production in Indiana.


Growing Pawpaws (HO-220-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


This publication discusses climate, site, soil, and habit, plant selection and establishment, culture of pawpaws, and nursery sources for pawpaws


Fruits and Nuts for Edible Landscaping (HO-190-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Selecting fruits and nuts for an “edible landscape” is complicated by the added concern for productivity. The designer must consider total potential yield and sustainability, fruit set, pest resistance or control, microclimate adaptation, and fruit quality. This publication provides information about planning a successful edible landscape.


Pollination of Fruits and Nuts (HO-174-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Pollination is an important factor in growing fruits and nuts, since for most of these crops pollination is a prerequisite for fruit production. This publication describes how fruits and nuts pollinate and provides recommendations for successful pollination for home growers.


Apple Cultivars for Indiana (HO-165-W)

Purdue Extension Publication




Storing Vegetables and Fruits at Home (HO-125-W)

Purdue Extension Publication




Fertilizing Small Fruits (HO-121-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


Small fruits have a high requirement for all the nutrient elements and usually will respond well to application of fertilizer materials. This publication provides information about pre-planting soil building programs and nutrient elements needed for small fruits.


Fertilizing Fruit in Small Areas (HO-109-W)

Purdue Extension Publication


This publication provides general fertilizer application suggestions on the following fruits: apples, pears, peaches, apricots, strawberries, raspberries, and grapes.


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