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Success in horticulture necessitates a multi-disciplinary approach; NC State’s tree fruit research is based on this foundation. Tree fruit information is specific to North Carolina production with valuable support and information shared from Extension Agents, growers, and industry experts. The portals are designed to unify commodity-specific articles, experiences, weather/climate links, and many further valuable resources.

Read NC State Extension’s comprehensive resource for fruit trees that includes a series of publications, videos, and external resources on home and commercial fruit tree production in the southeastern US.

Tree Fruit & Nut Resources


Apple production in North Carolina is 7th in the nation, with Rome, Golden Delicious, and Delicious apples as their core varieties. NC State University’s research has focused on successful training, pruning techniques, variety timing, blooming, rootstocks, tree spacing, and density to evolve the commercial apple orchard management industry.


Extension agents and growers can find research-based information specific to North Carolina peach production; with information originating through multi-disciplinary resources. The Peach Growers Information portal is a culmination of efforts from the Department of Horticultural Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Biological, and Agricultural Engineering or the State Climate Office.


Learn about the Tree Fruit Program’s suggested pecan orchard practices for optimal orchard management, production, and herbicidal application. Our research confronts many challenges, such as herbicidal options, land limitations, and floor management practices.