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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 14:51

Reap the fruits of the backyard

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out fruittreesLearn how to grow fruit trees successfully at a fruit tree workshop coming up in Jackson and Swain counties through the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service. It will cover site selection; the differences between dwarf, semi-dwarf and seedling trees; proper soil conditions; pollination requirements; differences in cultivars; chilling requirements; fertility need; tree spacing and general pruning principles.

Common disease and insect problems — and controls for them — will also be discussed. 

Held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Swain Extension Center in Bryson City and repeated from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Jackson County Extension Center in Sylva.

Register by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sylva, 828.586.4009, or Bryson City, 828.488.3848. 

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