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Fruit Trees and Berries Workshop

Fresh fruit off your tree is better than anything available in stores; it's picked when perfectly ripe and full of nutrition. January and February are the months to plant, when nurseries have the best selection of bare root plants. Learn how to select rootstock, choose varieties, and prep, plant, prune, and maintain regionally appropriate fruit trees. Special attention will be given to keeping them small through first and subsequent pruning (dwarfing rootstock doesn't keep them small). We will cover small fruits and the differences in planting blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, and currants. Taught by Helen Erickson.