Perennial Crop Info Sheets

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2016: $199,246.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2019
Grant Recipient: U. of Wisconsin-Madison
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Michael Bell
Dept. of Community and Environmental Sociology, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
Leah Potter-Weight
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, UW Madison
A series of 12 crop info sheets were created to provide important information to assist users of the Fruit and Nut Compass Spreadsheet. These 2-page documents are an entry point for beginning perennial crop farmers to assess options and get basic but vital information on topics such as soil/climate requirements, variety selection, plant spacing, years to harvest, market potential, and a financial case study. The 12 crops included in this series are: cider apples, aronia, black currant, black walnut, northern pecan, Chinese chestnut, hazelnut, saskatoon/serviceberry/juneberry, asian pear, elderberry, pawpaw, and honeyberry. They are available for free download from the Savannah Institute website:
Fact Sheet
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Cost: $0.00
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.