Selecting Heirloom Fruit Trees for the Home Garden

When:
February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2020-02-15T10:00:00-08:00
2020-02-15T12:00:00-08:00
Where:
Martial Cottle Park at the UC Master Gardener Parcel in our Pavilion and Orchard.
5283 Snell Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara
Selecting Heirloom Fruit Trees for the Home Garden @ Martial Cottle Park at the UC Master Gardener Parcel in our Pavilion and Orchard. | San Jose | California | United States

Master Gardener class in San Jose.

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