SCFS Meeting, “How to Grow Kiwi” with Kiwibob Glanzmen, Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 7 pm.

They are sweet, green, and grow like weeds, but how to effectively grow them in the Puget Sound area? Come listen to Kiwibob Glanzman address all the pertinent information you need to grow kiwi successfully in the Puget Sound.

In February 1982, Bob “Kiwibob” Glanzman first learned you can grow Kiwis here from a weekly advertising flyer. He subsequently decided to start his own Specialty Nursery, “The Puget Sound Kiwi Co”.  He obtained his Nursery License in January 1986, began selling plants at the Pike Place Market in 1987, and local Farmers Markets in 1988.  In 1992, he started selling plants wholesale.  He also acted as Assistant Editor of “Kiwifruit Enthusiasts Journal Vol. #6” in late 1992. At the end of 2015, he closed his nursery due to the recent appearance of AYLS (Actinidia Yellow Leaf Spot).  He hopes to find suitable land to start a demonstration Orchard-Vineyard and possibly reopen the Nursery if the cause of AYLS can be determined. He operates a website with information on figs and kiwi: https://sites.google.com/site/kiwifruitsalad2/

This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society is Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is  invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.

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