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Stone Fruit at the University of Florida

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Winter Peach Pruning Workshop

Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL

  • December 10, 2015
  • 9:00 am – 11:30 am 2199 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, Florida 34945-3138

We will go over pruning techniques, what to do with young and mature trees for open vase and perpendicular-V trees. Please bring your pruners and/or loppers so we can tackle your questions on a live tree in our demonstration orchard!

Peach Establishment and Production Budgets for Download

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


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:

  • New Sri Lankan Weevil affecting south central peach orchards
  • Comment period for Florida Peach Marketing Order extended to: June 30, 2015.

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.


Stone Fruit Varieties and Availability

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

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