Fruit Tree Pruning Demonstration February 21

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NCSU Fruit Tree Specialist Dr. Mike Parker (left) with grower Harold Howard

NCSU Fruit Tree Specialist Dr. Mike Parker (left) with grower Harold Howard

North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and pruning are needed for fruit trees to develop proper shape and form but many growers are intimidated by pruning and neglect this important task. Properly trained and pruned trees will yield high-quality fruit much sooner and live significantly longer. Dr. Mike Parker, North Carolina State University Fruit Tree Specialist, will demonstrate proper pruning techniques for apple and peach trees.

This demonstration is open to the general public and appropriate for both commercial growers and home gardeners. There is no cost to attend but a RSVP is requested. To RSVP, send an email to extension.programs@chathamnc.org and put “pruning demo” in the subject line.

For more information contact Debbie Roos at 919-542-8202.

Howard’s Farm: 7393 US 64 West, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Harold Howard planted his first peach trees in 2011 and later added apples, blueberries, blackberries, and vegetables. They opened Memaw’s Fruit Shack at the orchard in 2014 for direct sales to customers.

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Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Jan 21, 2015
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