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Fruit & Nuts

Gardening in Michigan

Center for Regional Food Systems


  • Fruit flies

    Fruit flies lay eggs near the surface of fermenting berries. Eggs take only 30 hours to hatch, and larvae develop in fermenting material. They feed near the surface, mostly on yeast, for 5 to 6 days and go to drier places to pupate.

  • Honey Fruit Spread

    Published on September 9, 2016
    Honey is a great natural sweetener to add to any of your favorite dishes. It contains throat-soothing properties and nutrients that give you energy. Michigan State University Extension provides education that helps people buy and prepare healthy, budget-friendly foods as well as live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Because honey is sweeter than sugar, use less of it for the same sweet taste. Honey is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it not only a great natural source of energy but also a boost for your immune system. Pollination occurs when bees fly from flower to flower, helping fruits and vegetables to reproduce. Farmers markets often obtain honey from bees that pollinate local crops. Much of the honey you buy from the supermarket is highly filtered to give it a clear appearance. Read the label to find out where the honey comes from and whether it is 100 percent pure honey.

  • Root Fruit Salad

    Published on December 4, 2020
    This salad shows that you really can eat a rainbow, with fruits and vegetables!

  • Michigan Tree Fruit Commission

    Michigan Tree Fruit Commission

  • Brooks fruit spot

    Appears as irregular, slightly sunken dark green lesions on immature fruit.

  • Alternaria fruit rot

    The disease appears as velvety dark green to black, circular, sunken lesions on mature fruit; the infected tissue is firm and brown. Disease is typically associated with over-ripe or damaged fruit, or fruit held in storage.

  • Green fruit rot

    Both fungi attack the blossoms but rarely invade the twig.

  • European fruit scale

    The female is immobile and covered with a circular waxy shell that becomes dark gray over time and is elevated at the center. The adult male is brownish red with an elongated abdomen, long antennae and wings.

  • Cherry fruit flies

    The adult cherry fruit fly is somewhat smaller than the house fly, with a yellowish brown head and legs, and white crossbands on the abdomen. The black cherry fruit fly is slightly larger and its abdomen is entirely black.

  • Oriental fruit moth

    The adult is a small moth with dark gray mottled wings that lighten somewhat at the outer edges. The larva is dirty white to pinkish with a reddish brown head and an anal comb.

  • Cheese and Honey Fruit Dip

    Pair this dip with sliced fruit for a delicious, nutritious snack.

  • Backyard Fruit

    MSU extension provides an educational opportunity for you to gain knowledge and experience incorporating various types of fruit into your diet.

  • Perennial canker of stone fruit

    Small twig infections are usually found around winter-killed buds, leaf scars, and picking and pruning injuries. They appear as sunken discolored areas with alternating zonation lines and may ooze amber gum unless the twig is killed.

  • Tree Fruit Specialist

    Hiring Organization: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
    Employment type: Full-Time
    Application Deadline: October 2, 2020
    Job Location: Simcoe, Ontario

  • Mar 30

    CANCELED: Preseason Fruit Update

    March 30, 2020 – April 2, 2020

    Preseason update for fruit growers on insect and disease control in fruit crops.

  • Pruning Fruit Trees

    Published on January 30, 2019

    Getting started with pruning fruit trees

  • European fruit lecanium (Brown apricot scale)

    The adult female scale is nearly hemispherical and shiny brown, with several ridges along the back. Nymphs are light colored.

  • Fruit & Nuts

    MSU Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches and strawberries.

  • Root Fruit Salad

    Published on December 4, 2020

    This salad shows that you really can eat a rainbow, with fruits and vegetables!

  • Research Specialist- Fruit Pathology

    Hiring Organization: Virginia Tech
    Employment type: Full-Time
    Application Deadline: May 30, 2021
    Job Location: Virginia