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Fruit tree advice that's pear-fect for spring

Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

On this episode of Garden Variety, IPR's Tony Sarabia talks with ISU fruit crop specialist Suzanne Slack about the peach and cherry varieties that thrive most in this region, how best to prune stone fruit trees, and how to respond to bud damage and gummosis.


  • Suzanne Slack, assistant professor of horticulture, Iowa State University

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Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Caitlin Troutman is a talk show producer at Iowa Public Radio