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.Â
We had an abundance of fine apples for the Sample the Apple and Pear Day on October 14th.Â 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.
Here are a few photos from our Volunteer Apprecieation Luncheon we had a couple of weeks ago. Click photos for larger view.
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.
We will have scionwood for a number of cider apples at the Winter Field Day this Saturday, March 4, 2017. Registration begins at 8:30 am. Event begins at 9 am.
The weather should be reasonable this Saturday, January 14th so dress warmly and come on up to the Fruit Garden which is next to the Master Gardeners’ Discovery Garden atÂ 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.
Kiwibob will first explain about the winter pruning of hardy kiwis and then participants will form groups and each group will plan theÂ pruning of one large plant. After Kiwibob approves the plan the group will work together to prune the plant. Bring your pruners, plus long handled pruners and pole pruners (if you have one).
Free for members, $15 for non-members.
Registration begins at 9:40 am.
Workshop: 10 am â€“ noon
Participants may stay past noon to continue working and learning. Snacks will be provided for those who wish to stay.
Bring your pruners and come to learn about the winter pruning of Kiwis on January 14th, 2016 in the Fruit Garden. More information…