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
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.