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North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

North FL Research & Education Center- Suwannee Valley

Small Farms Academy

Fruit & Nut Orchard Field Days and Programs

Field days covering fruit orchard management and potential new orchard crops for North Florida, include:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Citrus
  • Muscadine Grapes
  • Olives
  • Pomegranates
  • Stone Fruit

Topics such as fruit pruning and plant propagation including fruit grafting have been popular among Master Gardeners and Homeowners wanting to learn more about the subject.

Stone Fruit Pruning
Carolyn Saft teaching how to prune stone fruit
Blueberry Bush Pruning
Alicia Lamborn teaching how to prune Blueberries


Muscadine Grape Pruning
Betsy Martin teaching how to prune Grapes
Fruit Grafting Program
Students performing Fruit Grafting