UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Fruits & Nuts

Information and publications on growing peaches, plums, chestnuts, pears and other tree fruit and nut crops (for Apples and Olives, see those webpages). 

The Home Orchard

The Home Orchard: Growing Your Own Deciduous Fruit and Nut Trees is available here: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/

The California Backyard Orchard: A UC Resource for Fruit and Nut Crops Calendars of operations, information about varieties, cultural tips and more here: http://homeorchard.ucdavis.edu/cropinfo.shtml 

UC Small-Scale Post Harvest Handling Practices: http://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/datastorefiles/234-1450.pdf

Pest Management Information from the UC Statewide IPM Program

For Commercial Growers:

Backyard Fruit Growers see the UC IPM Pest Notes series:


Chestnut Culture in California
My Favorite Varieties
Pruning-Ten Basic Steps
Orchard Floor Management for Fruit Trees
Weed Control Using Lumite
Gopher Control Techniques
Nurseries - Selected Fruit Tree and Berry

Gopher and Mole Control


University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
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