Growing your own fruit is a rewarding hobby, whether for fresh eating, canning, or sharing. Developed through the University of Minnesota Extension, this online class will teach you how to plan, plant, and manage fruit trees, bushes and vines for success throughout the growing season. Learn content at your own pace starting in September, with the ability to ask your instructors questions along the way.

Learning objectives include: 

  • Climate, management needs, and pest control
  • The importance of proper site selection, including hardiness zones, micro-climates, and soil needs
  • How to choose and recommend successful varieties and cultivars
  • Basic care including establishment, maintenance, pruning, and winter protection
  • Proper harvesting time and techniques
  • Post-harvest management of fruit 

How it Works

Login information for the online course and a welcome video from the course coordinator will be sent upon registration. Course is self-paced and will begin anytime after you receive the login information. This course typically takes 4-6 hours to complete. Online course materials will be available until 9/30/2021.

Course contact

Laura B Vogel, 240-270-2477, lbvogel@umn.edu

Registration questions

Extension Registration, ext-reg@umn.edu

If you experience difficulties logging in

Contact the University of Minnesota IT Help Line at 612-301-4357. Please mention you are using a "guest account."

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