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Gardening in the North Country and Local Food Sources: Growing Fruit

Do you want to grow your own food, or find locally grown food in our northern New York region? Or do you want to beautify your landscape or help the environment? We have resources for you!

Books from your Library on Growing Fruit

Tips for Successful Fruit Growing from Cornell Cooperative Extension

Download the free booklet Cornell Guide to Growing Fruit at Home  for information on how to choose the best varieties; select sites; prepare soil; plant, prune and train shrubs and trees; and deal with diseases and pests.

This booklet covers how to grow the fruits that grow best in our area (not bananas!): 

Apples, Pears, Grapes, Strawberries, Brambles (raspberries and blackberries), Blueberries, Currants and Gooseberries, Elderberries, Hardy Kiwifruit, Buffaloberries, Quinces, Cornellian cherries, Highbush cranberries, Juneberries, Mulberries, and Persimmons.