February 7, 2007

Crown Gall

We occasionally receive samples in the Plant Disease Clinic of euonymus and other plants with large, round galls growing on the stems. Often, these plants show the results of an interesting disease called crown gall.

Pruning Small Fruits in Late Winter and Early Spring

Small fruits commonly grown in home gardens include raspberries, grapes, gooseberries, currants, and blueberries. For maximum production, small fruit crops need to be pruned in late winter/early spring. Proper pruning procedures for raspberries, grapes, gooseberries, currants, and blueberries are outlined below.


The pruning procedures for raspberries are based on the growth and fruiting characteristics of the plants.