Two Fruit Production Workshops Scheduled

— Written By Amanda Crompton

If you are interested in fruit production in coastal North Carolina there will be two upcoming workshops available.

Tree Fruit Production

January 16, 2020 | 9 a.m.–3 p.m. | Cunningham Research Station, Kinston, NC | $10

Learn to grow tree fruit for sale or personal use that grow well in coastal North Carolina. We will discuss the fundamentals of growing and hold a pruning demonstration. Special guest speaker, Dr. Mike Parker, is a Tree Fruit Extension Specialist and Associate Professor at NC State University. He works extensively with apples, peaches, and alternative tree crops.

Registration deadline is January 14, 2020, at 5 p.m. Call N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lenior County to register at 252.527.2191.

Tree Fruit Production flyer

Small Fruit Production

January 25, 2020 | 9 .am.–3 p.m. | N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pender County Center | $10

This workshop will cover which small fruit crops thrive in coastal North Carolina and the details you need to grow them successfully followed by a pruning demonstration. There will be two guest speakers. Dr. Bill Cline is an Extension Specialist who has extensive experience in the production and disease management of blueberries, muscadines, and strawberries. Dr. Mark Hoffman is a Small Fruit Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor at NC State University, where he covers strawberry and grape production.

Small Fruit Production flyer

You must register for this class online by January 23, 2020. at 5 p.m.

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