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Stone Fruits

Fruits of the botanical family Rosaceae that contain a single hard seed, called a stone, pit, or pip. The term includes peaches, plums, nectarines, litchis, olives, cherries, greengages, apricots, almonds, and sloes.

 

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A Practical Guide for Peach Irrigation Scheduling in Florida

HS1413/HS1413by Lincoln Zotarelli, Carlos Zambrano-Vaca, Charles E. Barrett, Vivek Sharma, Juanita Popenoe, Ali Sarkhosh, Richard C. Beeson, Kelly T. Morgan, Kati W. Migliaccio, and Jose X. ChaparroMay 26th, 2021This new 8-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department provides a practical guideline for irrigation of young (1–3 years old) and adult (>3 years old) peach trees cultivated in Florida. Written by Lincoln Zotarelli, Carlos Zambrano-Vaca, Charles E. Barrett, Vivek Sharma, Juanita Popenoe, Ali Sarkhosh, Richard C. Beeson, Kelly T. Morgan, Kati W. Migliaccio, and Jose X. Chaparro.

Alternative Opportunities for Small Farms: Peach and Nectarine Production Review

AC018/RFAC018 by Ali Sarkhosh, Mercy Olmstead, Jeff Williamson, Jose Chaparro, and Juanita PopenoeApril 1st, 2019

Establishment and Production Costs for Peach Orchards in Florida: Enterprise Budget and Profitability Analysis

FE1016/FE1016 by Ariel Singerman, Marina Burani-Arouca, and Mercy OlmsteadFebruary 26th, 2021

Florida Peach and Nectarine Varieties

MG374/Cir1159 by Ali Sarkhosh, Mercy Olmstead, Jose Chaparro, Pete Andersen, and Jeff WilliamsonOctober 30th, 2019

Growing Plums in Florida

HS250/HS895 by A. Sarkhosh, M. Olmstead, E. P. Miller, P. C. Andersen, and J. G. WilliamsonSeptember 14th, 2018

Harvesting and Postharvest Handling of Stonefruits in Florida

HS1459/HS1459by Jeffrey K. Brecht, Mark A. Ritenour, Mercy A. Olmstead, Ali Sarkhosh, Jose X. Chaparro, Jerry A. Bartz, Steven A. Sargent, and John Van SickleApril 19th, 2023Stonefruits grown commercially in Florida include peaches, nectarines, and plums. This publication is directed to current and potential stonefruit growers, handlers, and marketers, as well as researchers, Extension agents, students, and consumers. It provides information about the Florida stonefruit industry, stonefruit cultivars that are suitable for Florida, stonefruit postharvest physiology and pathology, fruit quality, and recommended postharvest handling and marketing practices.

Irrigation Practices for Peaches in Florida

HS1316/HS1316 by C. Zambrano-Vaca, L. Zotarelli, K. Migliaccio, R. Beeson Jr., K. Morgan, J. Chaparro, and M. OlmsteadApril 24th, 2018

Organic Peach Production in Florida

HS1447/HS1447by David Campbell, Danielle Treadwell, Ali Sarkhosh, Oscar E. Liburd, and Jeff BrechtMay 2nd, 2023Organic peach production systems in Florida are an attractive option for farmers selling direct-to-consumer, including U-Pick operations. Profitability is contingent upon appropriate cultivar selection, efficient nutrient and water management, preventative pest management, and selling fruit for a price premium during the early market window. This comprehensive 14-page fact sheet includes evidence- and producer-based best practice recommendations and is designed for small- and mid-size farm operators who are certified organic or who desire to use organic practices. Written by David Campbell, Danielle Treadwell, Ali Sarkhosh, Oscar E. Liburd, and Jeff Brecht, and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.

Peach Consumption: A Profile of Purchasers and Non-Purchasers

WC288/AEC626 by Joy Rumble, Kara Harders, and Kathryn StoferMarch 29th, 2021

Peach Root-knot Nematode

HS1320/HS1320 by Mary Ann D. Maquilan, Ali Sarkhosh, and Donald DicksonJuly 27th, 2018

Prunus mume: Japanese Apricot

ST512/ENH-671 by Edward F. Gilman and Dennis G. WatsonApril 22nd, 2015

Rootstocks for Florida Stone Fruit

HS366/HS1110 by Ali Sarkhosh, Mercy Olmstead, Jose Chaparro, and Thomas BeckmanApril 12th, 2019

Summer Pruning in Low-Chill Peaches Grown in Florida

HS1377/HS1377 by Ali Sarkhosh, Dustin Huff, Trequan McGee, and Juanita PopenoeOctober 5th, 2020

Thinning Florida Peaches for Larger Fruit

HS1324/HS1324 by Yuru Chang, Ali Sarkhosh, Jeffrey Brecht, and Peter AndersenJanuary 8th, 2019

Training and Pruning Florida Peaches, Nectarines, and Plums

HS365/HS1111 by Ali Sarkhosh and James FergusonSeptember 5th, 2018

Related IFAS Blog Posts

New peach cultivars highlight of Stone Fruit Field Day

Tory MooreApril 18th, 2022The upcoming Stone Fruit Field Day will address a variety of topics and concerns Florida peach growers face, including production issues such as disease and pest management and training and pruning trees. The highlight of the field day will be information on new peach cultivars released by the UF/IFAS stone fruit breeding program in the […]

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries

Jarred ShellhouseJuly 13th, 2021GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from two University of Florida student organizations, along with faculty in the UF/IFAS horticultural sciences department, some friends and a few […]

Don’t miss Osceola County “you-pick” season!

Jessica SullivanApril 2nd, 2019It’s spring harvest time for pick-your-own fruit and vegetable farms in Osceola County. Blueberries, peaches, blackberries, and lots of vegetables are available this season. Harvest seasons are short, so plan your picking days now! Why support local agriculture? Farms and ranches provide us food, offer scenic places to explore, exercise, socialize, learn, and be entertained. […]

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