Fruit Production

The Carbon County climate and most of the soil is adequate for good fruit production. The soil can be somewhat limiting in that the pH is typically higher than most fruits prefer. The most common soil problem shows up as iron deficiency. Regular application of an iron supplement to the soil will help plants be healthier and thrive even with the higher pH conditions that exist. Always apply according to label instructions. The other limiting condition arises from the occasional late-spring frost. A few things can be done for slight climate modification.

Most fruit production in the area is done for personal production by the home gardener. Apples, peaches, apricots, pears, sweet and tart cherries, strawberries, currants and gooseberries, raspberries, and sometimes blackberries and almonds can be grown with proper care. The links in the boxes to the right will guide you to websites with excellent information on fruit production. 

On this web page, there is information that will assist the homeowner and the commercial orchardist alike in fruit production. If you have questions or comments, contact Ron Patterson, USU Extension agent by phone at 435-636-3233 or by email at ron.patterson@usu.edu.