Fruit & Vegetable Variety Lists for 2021
Wondering what grows best in the Northland? Check out the newly updated Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota and Vegetable Varieties for Northern Minnesota publications available now at our Extension Offices in Duluth and Virginia. Recommendations for varieties are based on varietal trials happening throughout our county. Lists are updated each year.
Vegetable Varieties for Northern Minnesota $5 (add $1 for postage)
Fruit Varieties for Northern Minnesota $3 (add $1 for postage)
Growing Small Fruits in the Northland
Looking for an informative article on growing small fruits in the Northland? Check out this piece by Extension Horticulture Educator, Bob Olen, in The Senior Reporter by clicking the link below.
The Senior Reporter Aug/Sept 2020
The Senior Reporter is published by Harbor Centers Inc., a small non-profit organization serving senior audiences in St. Louis County.
The Extension Office offers horticulture events that include spring workshops on gardening and landscape materials, commercial workshops on greenhouse production, small fruit production, vegetable production and nursery production, applied research on vegetable and small fruit varieties, and family education projects on home gardening as a means of improving diets. Extension also makes materials available related to gardening, agricultural, and horticultural topics.
Click here to view the latest horticulture programs and events in St. Louis County.
Tune in for Gardening Advice
Listen to KDAL 610 radio on Tuesday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 am to hear Bob Olen of Extension talk about what you need to know to make your garden successful. Listeners are encouraged to call in with their questions.
For more gardening advice tune in to Great Gardening on PBS North to watch Bob Olen and Tom Kasper answer viewer questions live and share their garden expertise. You can find the show schedule here.
Master Gardener Program
The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Program trains volunteers to educate and inform people in their communities about horticulture.
Click here for more info about becoming an Extension Master Gardener Program in St. Louis County.
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, please contact the Extension Office in Duluth at 218-733-2870 or the Extension Office in Virginia at 218-749-7120.