Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Cultivar Diversity Can Extend Muscadine Harvest Season

Although muscadine harvest can begin as early as July and as late as September, peak time is just beginning for the bulk of the muscadines grown in the Florida Panhandle.  Generally, muscadines do not store well or last long after harvest, so growers need the ability...
Fall Webworms Noticeable In Pecans As Summer Wains

Fall Webworms Noticeable In Pecans As Summer Wains

Bare limb tips and clusters of webbing in pecan trees are often the first sign that fall is right around the corner. This webbing is caused by clusters of the larvae of the Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea (Drury)) which is often also called Pecan Webworm. “Fall...
Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries

Alternative Rose Options for Florida Nurseries

Today in the nursery trade, when you think of roses, your mind inevitably turns to the ‘Knockout’ rose and its offspring. That’s fine, there’s nothing wrong with ‘Knockout’ roses, it makes a great ornamental landscape plant, and it’s easy to propagate. With all the...
When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

When Should You Prune Fruit Trees?

Every winter season in the Florida Panhandle is different. It can be wet or dry, frigid cold or unseasonably warm. We may have early frosts and early springs, or cold snaps in late march after fruit trees flower.  Because of this variability, it is impossible to...