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High Tunnel Tree Fruit and Grape Production for Eastern Growers

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By Guy K. Ames

Published: March 2016

Updated: 2016



12 pages


High tunnels make possible organic production of tree fruits and table grapes in the eastern United States, where greater rainfall (compared to the West) makes organic field production very difficult. This publication identifies fruits that hold the most potential for profitable high tunnel culture. It also identifies several limitations and potential pitfalls growers must recognize if such a venture is to be profitable.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why and How High Tunnels Could Help
What Is a High Tunnel and What Does It Do and Not Do?
Fruit Diseases in High Tunnels
Insect and Mite Pests
What Fruit Crops Look Profitable for High Tunnel Culture?
Additional Production Considerations
Further Resources

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