University of Vermont

UVM Fruit

Beginning Fruit Grower

The Vermont Beginning Fruit Grower (VBFG) program is designed to provide new, prospective, and beginning commercial apple and commercial grape growers in Vermont information that will improve their success in the field. 

VBFG provides several training opportunities to new and beginning fruit growers in Vermont. The VBFG email list is an interactive forum which is designed to facilitate discussion and interaction between fruit-growing peers.

The UVM Fruit Program will host several on-farm workshops in 2019 and 2020 that will provide hands-on training opportunities for beginning growers.

Interested growers may also want to peruse the Tree Fruit and/or Grape sections of this website to answer some basic questions.



Funding for VBFG initially provided by Vermont Agency of Agriculture / USDA Specialty Crops Block Grant Program 02200-SCBGP-14-4.

Last modified February 14 2019 09:55 AM