Citrus leaves, blooms, aroma and color add to the aesthetic value of the landscape. This 16-page, full-color guide includes recommended varieties and descriptions; tips on site selection, planting, spacing and pruning; and images of citrus insect pests and common citrus diseases. (PDF format only)
Blackberries (Rubus fruticosus) are native to Louisiana. Many varieties are well adapted to growing conditions throughout the state.
Rosette disease is a destructive fungal disease of blackberries in Louisiana.
Growing your own fruit can be profitable and satisfying, and many fruit trees can add beauty to your landscape. But you can't expect to grow quality fruit without caring for the plants. This publication explains how your success will depend largely on variety selection, soil management, pruning, fertilization, pest control and other cultural practices. (PDF Format Only)
Figs are tasty and can be eaten fresh, made into preserves and jams, or used in baking. Figs are commonly grown in all areas of Louisiana. All fig varieties discussed in this publication produce a main crop. Learn cultural practices and fertilization, disease and insect control, how to handle and process your fruit, and how to prune the trees. 8 pages (PDF Format Only)
This publication is an excellent resource for anyone interested in growing fruit or nuts in the area. Filled with 84 full-color pages, this handbook includes detailed information about everything from fruit and nuts commonly grown here to information about fruit plants that can double as attractive parts of your landscape. Cost: $20 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture