Florida produces some of the earliest commercial-quality peaches and nectarines in North America. During the last 10 years, many new, improved peach and nectarine cultivars have been released by the University of Florida. They have increased the potential for expansion of commercial peach and nectarine acreage throughout much of the Florida peninsula and along the Gulf Coast regions of the southeastern United States. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Mercy Olmstead, Jeff Williamson, Jose Chaparro, and Tim Crocker, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, September 2011.
Learn about traditional and promising new cultivars and how to grow them the home landscape. This 10-page fact sheet was written by Peter C. Andersen and Timothy E. Crocker, and published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2011.
Revised! HS-27, a 5-page fact sheet by Peter C. Andersen and Timothy E. Crocker, provides the history of fig cultivation, adaptation, description of the fig tree, its culture and management, pests, and fig cultivars. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, November 2009.
Revised! HS-765, an 18-page illustrated article by Peter C. Andersen, Jeffrey G. Williamson, and Timothy E. Crocker, summarizes the degree of adaptation of deciduous fruit and nut species in Florida and identifies cultivars that are recommended for trial in various locations in Florida. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, September 2009.
Revised! HS-764, a 10-page fact sheet by Peter C. Andersen and Timothy E. Crocker, provides guidance for homeowners in north and north central Florida to grow apple cultivars with low chilling requirement — how to locate them for best performance, suitable cultivars, acceptable rootstocks, planting, cultivation, fertilization, irrigation, training and pruning, harvesting and storage, and pest control. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, August 2009.
Revised! Circular 1221, an 18-page ullustrated circular by T. E. Crocker, A. J. Rose, J.G. Williamson and P.C. Andersen, describes the various types of orchard fruits, their suitability to the Florida home orchard, and the process involved in raising a home orchard. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Horticultural Sciences, May 2009.