Randolph Center, VT
Sustainable Tree Fruit Growing in Cold Climates
This class will include everything imaginable as it comes to cold hardy tree fruit. This is primarily aimed at apple growing, but will include plenty of information on plum, pear and sour cherry.
We will discuss : The best cultivar choices, including our favorites from the farm’s hundreds of varieties, Layout, planting, spacing and other beginning considerations, Understanding the soil system in an orchard, from roots to fungi, Managing pests, disease and other critters, Pruning, thinning and related phenomena, The end game : yields, harvesting and storage, processing and marketing.
Emphasis will be on sustainable practices and include organic, ipm and other systems. The workshop will be useful for both beginning and advanced growers.