Fruits and Nuts

Fruits and Nuts

Apple tree

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Many fruits and nuts are grown throughout Iowa, from apples and cherries to strawberries, grapes, and even walnuts.  Learn how to select the best varieties, plant, care, prune, harvest, overwinter, and manage potential disease and insect pests on all the trees, shrubs, and small plants that produce edible fruit and nuts in Iowa yards and gardens. 

Apples

How to Prune and Train Young Apple Trees

Apple trees need to be pruned throughout their lives. The most important period for pruning and training fruit trees is the first 4 to 5 years after planting. Proper pruning and training of young apple trees should produce strong, well-structured trees that yield a large crop of high-quality fruit.

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Fruits and Nuts Experts

Aaron Steil

Aaron Steil

Consumer Horticulture Extension Specialist
Home Orchard Management
Small Fruit Crop Management
Organic Gardening

Cindy Haynes

Cindy Haynes

Professor
Small Fruit Crop Management
Organic Gardening