UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Selecting Heirloom Fruit Trees for the Home Garden - a Rare Treat! - San Jose

Date: February 15, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: UC Master Garderners

Sponsor: UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Location: Martial Cottle Park at the UC Master Gardener Parcel in our Pavilion and Orchard.

Event Details

Photo: Candace Simpson
Photo: Candace Simpson

Please join us for a special discussion about growing rare fruits in the home garden. Our guest speaker, a world-renowned fruit historian/orchardist (and Registrar for the California Rare Fruit Growers), will talk about growing and maintaining rare fruits such as mulberries, pomegranates, guava, sapote, and others that offer delicious and unique taste treats often too delicate for commercial growers. He will also demonstrate pruning bare-root fruit trees in our one-year-old orchard.

Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing, and a hat, as the class is held outdoors in our Pavilion and Orchard. A refillable water bottle, notebook and writing implements are recommended. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to park and sign in.

Note: the park charges $6.00 for parking, or you can park on Chynoweth Avenue near Vauxhall Circle for free.

Presenter: World-renowned fruit historian/orchardist C.Todd Kennedy
Registration: None
Cost: Free

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