Small fruit crop Web site available
From press release
If you’d like to step out your back door and harvest home-grown cherries, peaches or strawberries, University of Illinois Extension has a good place to start.
Small Fruit Crops for the Backyard.
(http://urbanext.illinois.edu/fruit/) is now available online.
The Web site covers both fruits that are grown on trees and those on the ground or bushes,
explained Jane Scherer, U of I Extension urban programs specialist and director of its Web sites.
The site was developed by Maurice Ogutu, an Extension horticulture educator.
Many gardeners are interested in fruit trees, but are often unaware of which species will do well in Illinois and also the amount of work involved in growing tree fruit,
The Web site provides helpful tips and guidelines to be sure that you select the right kind of tree for your area. Be sure to do your homework in planning a tree fruit planting, as not all tree fruits will do well in Illinois.
The Web site includes descriptions of both tree and small fruits and how to grow each variety in Illinois.
From the September 16-22, 2009 issue.
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