Small Fruit Growing

Outdoor Industries

Level: 2

Requirements

  • Select 4 different small fruits grown in your area such as strawberries, grapes, raspberries, lingonberries, etc. and determine the soil requirements for each.
  • Write a one page report telling how to grow one of the fruits selected above. Include the following:
    • Variety selection
    • Soil preparation
    • Planting techniques
    • Fertilizing
    • Pruning
    • Watering
    • Pest control
    • Harvesting
  • Name several varieties of each fruit that will grow well in your area.
  • Properly prune at least 2 bushes or vines of small fruits in the family garden or for a friend or neighbor.
  • What is a perishable crop?
  • How long can the fruits mentioned in requirement #1 be stored?
  • Describe a serious insect pest or disease for each fruit. Include when the problem occurs, damage caused, and natural or chemical treatment needed. Utilize pictures or drawings if possible.
  • Take a soil test from a garden and determine which fruits will grow there. Ask for fertilizer recommendations for one of the crops and determine the cost of fertilizer needed for six 30-meter rows.

 

NOTE:   This Honor involves the growing of fruits produced on plants, brambles or vines. Fruits produced on trees are dealt with in the Fruit Growing Honor.

 



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