Resources for Small Fruit

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Rose Scale Apr 22, 2022 3104-1565 (ENTO-501NP)
Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Strawberries Jul 6, 2020 4H-909NP
A Longer Marketing Life for Blackberry and Raspberry Fruit
Caneberries, which include blackberries and raspberries, must be picked when the berries are ripe or nearly ripe to ensure quality. Their thin fruit skin, high respiration rate, and high ethylene production make these berries extremely susceptible to postharvest losses. Although both raspberries and blackberries are considered “soft” fruits, raspberries are slightly more perishable in nature. The raspberry fruit is susceptible to greater moisture loss and fungal infection because of its lack of an outer protective covering (cuticle) and the fact that the raspberry fruit is left with a cavity in the center when detached from the plant.
Dec 7, 2020 423-701 (SPES-272P)
Small Fruit in the Home Garden
As a general rule, plant selection and production area in a home garden should be limited to what you can properly care for. It is better to have a small, welltended planting area rather than a large, neglected one. Small fruits offer certain advantages over fruit trees for home culture because small fruits require less space for the amount of fruit produced, and they bear fruit one or two years after planting. Success with small-fruit planting will depend on the attention given to all phases of production, including crop and variety selection, site selection, soil management, fertilization, pruning, and pest management.
May 5, 2022 426-840 (SPES-399P)
Supermarkets as Alternative Market Outlets for Virginia-Grown Berries Feb 28, 2019 448-508 (SPES-121NP)
Taste of Farming: Small Fruit Production Apr 4, 2022 ALCE-296-14
Taste of Farming: Strawberry Production Apr 4, 2022 ALCE-296-15
Identification and Management of Spotted-Wing Drosophila in Virginia Berry Crops Jul 14, 2020 ENTO-387NP
Evaluation of Blackberry Varieties in Virginia May 6, 2022 HORT-226P (SPES-400P)
Mixed Infection of Strawberry Mottle Virus and Strawberry Mild Yellow Edge Virus in the Southeastern United States Oct 25, 2017 HORT-268P
Shoppers Guide for Berry Plants in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas Sep 22, 2017 HORT-270NP
Weed Management in Small Fruit Crops Jan 23, 2018 HORT-286NP
Results for the 2017 VSU Blueberry Variety Field Trial Mar 20, 2019 SPES-108NP
A Survey of Strawberry Production Practices in Virginia Aug 12, 2019 SPES-150P
Frost/Freeze Protection in Strawberry Aug 27, 2018 SPES-56NP
Blackberry Fruit: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits Mar 16, 2022 SPES-366P
VCE Ag Today: Preparing for Strawberry Harvest Apr 9, 2021 VCE-1027-44NP