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Bananas grow in bunches on a tree on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Go Bananas!
When most people think of bananas hanging from a branch, they picture tropical places. A University of Georgia researcher wants them to start associating Georgia with the popular fruit, and he’s found a new variety to help do that.
Dan MacLean demonstrates the easiest way to pick a pomegranate - with a pocketknife. CAES News
Georgia farmers getting taste for pomegranates
In southeast Georgia, an area of the state known for its blueberries, Brantley Morris of Morris Nursery in Alma, Ga., gets calls at least once a week from farmers who want to grow pomegranate trees.
Unlike many blueberry plants, Blue Suede holds on to its foilage throughout the year.  It is brightly colored in the fall and green in the winter. CAES News
New berrry bred for home gardens
For years, University of Georgia plant breeder Scott NeSmith has created new blueberry varieties for the commercial market. Now, he has bred one just for home gardeners.
Pears hang from a tree in a middle Georgia home landscape. CAES News
Home orchard
Plucking fresh fruit from your own orchard can be a delicious way to add beauty and taste to your home landscape. The best time to plant fruit trees in Georgia is in the fall, according to a University of Georgia expert.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
Locally grown
Matthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food.
Grower comments sought
Georgia vegetable growers can provide feedback on proposed food safety standards March 25 at a special produce safety standard development meeting in Tifton.
Olive Harvest in California. Photo courtesy of UC Davis. CAES News
Georgia Olives
Georgia is known worldwide for producing poultry, peaches and peanuts, along with many other crops. Some south Georgia blueberry farmers hope to add olives to that agricultural reputation.
Drowning plants
With all of the rain Georgia has gotten this winter, it’s easy to forget the state was ever in extreme drought. But just because the drought is over doesn’t mean water conservation practices should stop. Too much water can be just as bad as not enough for plants.
A UGA horticulture graduate student plants onions at Jim's Farm in Winterville, Ga. CAES News
Georgia gardening 101
Humid weather, high rainfall and nutrient-deficient soils are just a few of the challenges you might face as a gardener new to Georgia. But University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists and agents agree there are also upsides to gardening in the Peach State.