The Apple and Pear Sample the Harvest Event on October 13th is a great chance to try out the later apples and pears. The event will begin with educational talks and demonstrations about pruning and cider. There will be apples and pears for everyone to take home.
Sampling will take place in the WWFRF Fruit Garden at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA. The Fruit Garden is west of the Discovery Gardens. Parking is at the north end of the Fruit Garden.
Registration begins at 10:30 am. Event begins at 11:00 am.
Instead of Saturday the workshop will begin at 11:30 on the 9th.
More information here.
Here is the list of scion wood we will have available at the Winter Field day on March 3rd, 2018. There will be additional cider apple varieties, but we don’t know which ones yet.
At the the Winter Field Day on March 3, 2018 we will have an emphasis on nuts and unusual fruit such as Persimmon, Medlar, Cornelian cherry, Fig, Mulberry. English walnut, Chestnut and Sea Buckthorn, in addition to the usual pruning and pest classes.
Don’t miss our Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018. There will be an emphasis on unusual fruit along with out usual workshops and demonstrations on pruning, pest control, and grafting. Scionwood and rootstocks will be available for sale.
See the Winter Field Day schedule here.
We had an abundance of fine apples for the Sample the Apple and Pear Day on October 14th. Several years of no spraying had increased the damage from codling moth and apple scab to the point that many apples were unusable last year but this year there was a great improvement in the quality of the apples since we have returned to some spraying for apple scab and codling moth.
Many of the apples are low enough for a small child to pick.
The Jonagold’s were looking good.
Here are a few photos from our Volunteer Apprecieation Luncheon we had a couple of weeks ago. Click photos for larger view.
Jacky King joined us and gave a talk about the cider program.
A big thank you to Bob Baines for cooking the smoked ribs!
Our next public event is our Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest on October 14th. We will be picking some apples and pears to take home and there will be an educational program plus sweet cider tasting.
Bring your pruners and come to our workshop for some teaching and hands-on experience pruning. There will be a demonstration on summer pruning of apples and pears and another on pruning espalier. A tour of the Fruit Garden will also take place. Those who wish to get some hands-on experience under the guidance of experts can remain to help prune our espalier.