Tree Fruit: Horticulture

Getting Started in Apple Orchard Management

Terence Bradshaw, University of Vermont Apple Team Research Specialist

The following pages introduce topics of interest to beginning and veteran apple growers in Vermont:

An Introduction to Apple Orchard Horticulture for Vermont

Site Selection

Rootstock and Varieties

Planting Systems

Fruit Tree Nutrition

Cold Hardiness

Crop Load Management

Groundcover Management

Pest Management

Harvest and Postharvest

Food Safety