AK Pioneer Fruit Growers Association

Recipes – Spring 2002

March 23, 2002

Homemade Fruit Juice from Jackson Gardens   Pick berries when ripe and freeze. Later, thaw berries in a strainer to remove juice naturally, without killing the healthy enzymes in them….

From the President

December 23, 2008

…for 2 winters – Dead Blueberries-Even Northland blueberries freeze back to the snowline. I got about a dozen berries 2 years ago. Grapes-I have wasted more time and money trying…

Haskap Arrives in North America

October 23, 2008

From the Home Orchard Society www.homeorchardsociety.org Dr. Maxine Thompson Haskap berries are native to Hokkaido, the northern Island of Japan. Historically, wild-growing plants provided one of the few fruits available…


May 28, 1991

…do not have access to commercial producers of seeds, fruit trees, berries, or herbs as we do. Gardeners must raise the crop and then save the seeds which carry the…

Hardy kiwi: a potential crop for northern growers

June 23, 2002

…grows pawpaws, ginseng, and strawberries, but, he says, “Kiwi is our forte, has been for quite a long time, and will be for the long haul.”   Hardy kiwi first…


March 28, 1991

While doing graduate work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I remember the Lonicera caerulea variety edulis. What I remember about it is eating the berries. I enjoyed the taste…


…have been selected for milder taste. The 1 1/2 meter tall plants have stiff, erect branches and can be grown on soil too high in lime for blueberries. The berries

Featured Fruit — Gooseberry

March 23, 2002

GOOSEBERRY Ribes spp. Saxifragaceae   Gooseberries are shrubs which grow best in cool climates with cold winters. American gooseberries have weeping stems and will root themselves where they touch the…

Featured Fruit – Nagoonberry

December 23, 2015

…them with raspberries or strawberries in this recipe for trail cookies.   Nagoonberry Hardtack (Taken from the Alaska Wildberry Guide and Cookbook.) 4 cups nagoonberries 1 cup shredded coconut 1…

Orchard Report

March 23, 2013

…put on new growth (no flowers/fruit) and I’ve been keeping up on the neem oil for the worms, so I have hope for next year. Some Canby Thornless raspberries seemed…