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Stone Fruit at the University of Florida

New Issues and Events

Check in periodically for pest alerts and announcements for field days and the Calendar of Events.

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Peach Marketing Order Public Hearing/Central Florida Peach Roundable
    • DATE: May 12th, 2015
    • TIME: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LOCATION: Pasco County Extension Office, Dade City, FL
      • Pasco County Fairgrounds
        36702 State Road 52
        Dade City, FL 33525-5198
    • Lunch will be provided by Tim Wood and Growers Fertilizer Corporation.  Please RSVP to: Gail Crawford.
  • 2nd Peach Marketing Order Public Hearing
    • DATE: May 20th, 2015
    • TIME: 2:00 PM
    • LOCATION: Polk County Extension Office, Bartow, FL
  • Summer Pruning Workshop
    • DATE: June 12th, 2015
    • TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • LOCATION: Dade City, FL (More details to come soon).

Peach Establishment and Production Budgets for Download

Order Flordaguard seed today for your propagation needs.  Contact Mercy Olmstead


UF Stone Fruit Program History

How did the Stone Fruit program start?  Find out what other fruits were bred in this program before peaches, nectarines and plums.


Stone Fruit Production in Florida

Where to start?  This page has information on how to establish an orchard, manage diseases, weeds, and pests, and all aspects of production.

Related Links and Resources


Stone Fruit Varieties and Availability

Find out what the latest varieties are and their availability at regional nurseries.

The "Just Peachy" Blog

What's going on in Florida or the American peach world?  Follow our blog to get updates for new entries!

Here are some of our new topics:

  • Another warm winter on tap!
  • Forming a Peach Growers Association