Small fruits are those which are small but highly productive. This makes them well suited to the small garden or yard.
So, what exactly are small fruits? For the purposes of this class, strawberries, red raspberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, and elderberries. (Note: This is not a complete list.)
Educational materials regarding the planting, care, and maintenance of small fruits can be found at The Learning Store, which is a division of the UWEX.
Information about small fruits would be found under the heading Lawn & Garden, sub-heading Fruit.
Use the following links to find the information you want.
One of the reference documents that you may find particularly helpful in choosing your small fruits is UWEX publication A2582 - Home Fruit Cultivars for Southern Wisconsin. Although this publication includes other fruits as well - apples, stone fruits, and others, the Small Fruit sections begins on Page 5 in the right-hand column. Below are a few other publications that may help as well.
A2307 - Fertilizing Small Fruits in the Home Garden
A1960 - Growing Currants, Gooseberries, & Elderberries in Wisconsin
A1656 - Growing Grapes in Wisconsin
A1597 - Growing Strawberries in Wisconsin
A1610 - Growing Raspberries in Wisconsin
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This is a Master Gardener approved Continuing Education program which will award 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour of participation.
For more information about this program contact Kim Mork at the UWEX office, 608-757-5696.
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