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Home  >  Local Food Systems  >   Specialty Crops for Cold Climates (Summary)

Specialty Crops for Cold Climates


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By Tammy Hinman

Published September 2011

Updated September 2011

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16 pages


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Introduction

Small-scale market gardeners can overcome some of the challenges of profitably producing local foods in cold climates through seed and plant selection, season extension techniques, and niche marketing.

Table of Contents

Introduction
How Climatic Factors Affect Your Crops
Planting Specialty Crops under the SPIN Model
Specialty Cold Crops Without Season Extension Tools
Perennial Fruits
Other Alternative Crops to Consider
Season Extension Techniques
How to Market Cool-season Specialty Crops
Conclusion
References
Further Resources

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