Research and Education

When you buy fruit, you help research! Profits of fruit sales from the UMass Cold Spring Orchard along with State moneys, contributions from commercial orchardists, and grants from the Massachusetts Fruit Growers' Association are used to manage our research and education facility.

At Cold Spring Orchard, UMass scientists study ways to grow more tree fruit in less space, compare the ability of varieties of fruit to resist disease and insects, and search for ways to reduce the amount of potentially hazardous chemicals used in growing fruit.

Visit the UMass Fruit Program for more information on research we are doing at the orchard.

Publications related to best management practices, management guides, integrated pest management

Fruit related fact sheets

Check out our video on High Density Apple Orchards