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The LSU AgCenter has a newly published resource guide for homeowners interested in backyard fruit and nut production. The new Louisiana Home Fruit and Nut Production handbook is filled with 84 full-color pages of useful information about fruits and nuts commonly grown in Louisiana.  It is specifically designed with recommendations that are appropriate for our growing climate. It also features information on choosing the right crop for your situation, selecting a site, preparing your soil, fertilizing, irrigating, and controlling pests and more. Fruits and Nuts covered in the publication include: Apples, Apricots, Asian Pears, Avocados, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Citrus, Feijoas, Figs, Grapes, Jujubes, Kiwifruit, Loquats, Mayhaws, Muscadine Grapes, Nectarines, Olives, Passion Fruit, Pawpaws, Pears, Peaches, Pecans, Persimmons, Plums, Pomegranates, Raspberries, Strawberries, Banana, Elderberry, Mulberry, Quince, Almond, Chestnut, Black Walnut, Carpathian Walnut, Pineapple and Minor fruits and Nuts.

Available for $20 from the LSU AgCenter, the spiral-bound, 8.5-by-11-inch handbook can be ordered online at http://www.LSUAgCenter.com/onlinestore. Orders also can be taken at 225-578-2263. The Louisiana Home Fruit and Nut Production handbook can provide a practical use for anyone in Louisiana interested in growing fruits and nuts in their yard.  It is the ultimate guidebook that all backyard growers will want included in their gardening library.

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