University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer a webinar for home gardeners on growing unique fruits in Maine at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.

Orchardist and nurseryman Jesse Stevens will present “Beyond the Apple: Growing Unique Fruit in Maine,” focused on lesser known perennial and woody crops. For 15 years, Stevens has been trialing a wide variety of fruit- and nut-bearing plants in western Maine.

He will share his experiences of growing, propagating, harvesting, marketing and utilizing species like hardy kiwi, haskap and figs, according to a news release from Rebecca Long at the extension.

Registration is required; a sliding scale fee is optional.

Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive the recording link.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Katherine Garland at 207-942-7396 or



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