SCFS Meeting, “Fruit Trees: The First Five Years – Managing a Fruit Tree from Rootstock to Fruiting” with Greg Giuliani, March 13, 2014 @ 7 pm

There are many aspects to raising a fruit tree through the first five years of life successfully, including rootstock selection, soils and soil hydration, planting, site relationship, sun/light, root competition, pollination, planting depth, support, and best time to plant. Greg Giuliani will cover what he considers to be the most important aspects at the March 13th meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society.  The meeting starts at 7 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290.  A brief business meeting will precede the presentation.

Greg Giuliani has been a home orchardist in Woodinville area for 15 years. He grew up on a farm near Fall City which had a 1930’s Orchard and has been a member of of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society since the late 90’s. He has learned to graft to enable him to produce fruit varieties that are not available in nurseries. He also enjoys experimenting with different growing and pruning techniques.

Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call (425) 398-5544.

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