Raspberries & Blackberries

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more

Cornell breeder releases two new raspberries

Cornell University recently released two new raspberry varieties, Crimson Night and Double Gold. Crimson Night was selected in 2003 for its “heavy crop lo... more

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Mark’s on the Move: Farm Lets Visitors Pick Fruits

Reporter Mark Boyle takes us behind the scenes of news stories in the area. This week, he skipped out on breakfast a little early so he could enjoy so... more »

Growers Look at Bumper Fruit Crops to Sell this Year

No one used the word “bumper” during the 54th annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate June 17 in Grand Rapids, Mich. But if bumper means bigger than... more »

Cool Grapes: New Wines Flow from New Minnesota Grapes

The number of wineries is growing in Minnesota, as seems to be true all over. Today, about 30 Minnesota wineries with 700 acres of wine grapes are try... more »

Poor Weather Has Cut Size of Most U.S. Fruit Crops

By Dick Lehnert
Managing EditorCrummy spring weather coast to coast has reduced the production for most fruit crops. The word “record&rdq... more »

Growing Red Raspberries Locally is Easy

Red raspberries are easy to grow in our area. In fact, once plants become established, it's hard to keep them from taking over. They'll monopolize an ... more »

A Safe, No-Cost Fruit and Berry Fungicide

People who live in wet climates are often all too familiar with the effects of mildew on such plants as gooseberries, currants, raspberries, grapes, p... more »

2007 Noncitrus Fruit Utilized Production Down 1 Percent, Value Up 5 Percent

In 2007, the Nation's utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 16.6 million tons, down 1 percent from the 2006 utilized produc... more »

Some Blackberries Available; Blueberry Crop Looks Good

Grace Gunter is just going to buckle down and buy South Carolina peaches this year despite their high price following an April freeze that wiped out 9... more »

N.C. State, North Carolina Research Campus Team to Help Farmers Enhance Crops

Steve French looks over his blackberry and raspberry rows at Summerberry Farm on Rimer Road. Independent Tribune... more »

For five weeks in summer, Pullins family comes together to sell 28 acres of berries

Raspberries are a scratchy, labor-demanding crop, and certainly harvest season is the most intensive – and important – time of the year. T... more »

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