AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

The Key to Preventing Moldy Berries

June 23, 2013

(From the AMGA Gardener Loop) Berries are delicious, but they’re also delicate. Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market. There’s…


October 9, 1995

…of August, but many good-sized berries continue to ripen up to the killing freeze. The berries are large but not giant. There is some minor dieback due to winterkill. Yields…


January 28, 1991

…product preferences and whether or not they, picked their own berries. Most urban Alaskans shop for fresh berries at Alaskan supermarket chains (66%). Twenty percent purchased berries at national supermarket…

Raspberry Production in South-Central Alaska

December 23, 2007

…mold Botrytis. The mold attacks ripe berries, unripe berries, flower buds, leaves and twigs. Some berries (for example Canby and Fallgold) will taste horrible when first infected, before they show…

Editor's note — Lingonberries

March 12, 1988

Every bit of the lowbush cranberry (lingonberry) that is produced in Scandinavia – many, many tons – is harvested from the wild. Seeds may be extracted by placing whole berries

Featured Fruit — Blueberries

December 23, 2005

Blueberry –Vaccinium spp. Related to azaleas and rhododendrons, blueberries need a highly organic, cool, moist, well drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.5. Tiny, urn shaped white or…

Orchard Report – Edmonton – 2001

February 23, 2002

…pests attacking the berries of those that managed to survive.   Other soft fruits came through the winter unscratched. Bumper crops of saskatoons, currants (black, red, white and Albol), gooseberries,

Nursery Tour

October 23, 2002

…LOADED with clumps of black berries, flavored much like Bob Boyer’s service berries, in my opinion. (Zone 3)   Seaberry trees (Hippophae rhamnoides) were coated with orange fruit, mostly along…

Honeyberry Facts

January 23, 2007

…of fruit in its third year and up to 8 pounds by its sixth year 3 oz. of fresh berries provides 50-70 mg of vitamin C The berries are also…


March 12, 1990

…the growing of asparagus and Julie Riley’s discussion of raspberries and strawberries. Herb obtained unnamed Canadian varieties of asparagus, which have done well for him near the corner of Northern…

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