Our Northern Virginia soil and temperatures are well-suited for growing fruit. Learn tips and techniques to successfully nurture commonly grown fruit trees and shrubs and cane fruit in your own yard, including apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, figs, pears, blueberries, and more. We will discuss best practices for assessing your site, pruning, watering and fertilizing, integrated pest management, and other ideas for maximizing your harvest.
This free online class was offered by Extension Master Gardeners.
Speaker: Kirsten Conrad, Agriculture Natural Resource Extension Agent, Virginia Cooperative Extension
Zoom session, recorded May 29, 2020
Video of Presentation
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- 0:00 Introduction
- 5:17 Plant Selection
- 7:03 Site Selection
- 11:16 Overview of Fruit Trees & Shrubs
- 13:17 Exotic Hardy Trees & Shrubs
- 17:33 Pome Fruits
- 36:54 Stone Fruits
- 47:04 Berries
- 48:03 Questions
- 1:05:00 Berries, continued
- 1:19:22 Questions
- 1:33:32 Upcoming Classes [on Growing Fruit]
- 1:35:05 Questions