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Do you have or want a fruit tree, and have questions on how to get it to produce fruit? Here is your chance to answer those questions and learn what is needed to have a successful and enjoyable experience. This program will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 at the Winedale Historical Complex, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History located at 3738 FM2714, Winedale, Texas; 4 miles from Round Top.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Winedale Historical Complex have collaborated to put an excellent demonstration orchard in place on the grounds. This orchard has been a great asset to assist in demonstrating successful management of backyard, small-scale, sustainable, low-input orchards for homeowners interested in fruit tree production as an option for their property.
Speakers for the program will be Horticulture experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension with emphasis on home and small-scale commercial orchard production. As long as the weather cooperates, the agenda for the day will include hands-on activities to demonstrate best management practices as they relate to fruit trees in the demonstration orchard.
This program is a multi-county effort lead by County Extension Agents in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties. The registration fee is $20 per person and includes program proceedings as well as light snacks and refreshments. Registration will begin at 1:00pm and the program will follow with an anticipated conclusion close to 5:00pm. Participants who hold a private, commercial, or non-commercial pesticide applicators license will receive two (2) hours of continuing education in the general category.
As an added bonus during the training, the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association will have a pre-order sale for fruit trees. Order forms will be available at this program and online at 2019 BMGA Fruit Tree Sale Order Form. The pre-order fruit tree sale will offer a variety of reasonably priced fruit trees that are specially selected to fit the growing environment in South Central Texas. Once the orders have been placed, Master Gardeners in each county will coordinate pick-up locations in Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties. The date for pick-up and payment will be determined and details will be sent to those who place orders in advance or at the Fruit Tree Program.
Please email the order form to Charlene Koehler at email@example.com or bring your order form to the seminar. Payment will be due at the time of tree pick-up.
For additional information or to register for the Fruit Tree Program please contact your local County Extension Office in Austin County, (979-865-2072), Colorado County (979-732-2082), Fayette County, (979-968-5831) or Washington County, (979-277-6212).
To learn more about the Winedale Historical Complex or to see additional directions please visit http://www.winedale.org. As a reminder, this is an open aired facility so please dress accordingly and plan for the weather.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host its popular annual Fruit Tree Seminar in Winedale on January 11, 2019.
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association will host its fruit tree sale in conjunction with this seminar.