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All about fruit trees

Fruit treesThe OSU Extension Service and the Lane Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer a class in Eugene titled All about Fruit Trees.   

The Willamette Valley is a great place to grow tree fruits, but some fruit trees are more difficult to grow than others.

Whether you are a homeowner with a few trees or a small acreage farmer planning to plant an orchard, this class will teach you how to grow trees successfully in this region. Information about apples, prunes/plums, pears, cherries and peaches will covered including what you should know about rootstocks, spacing, soils, irrigation, fertility, site selection, plant problems and insects.

Get excited about the huge potential of great fruit that can be grown in your backyard or the possible opportunity to grow tree fruits on a commercial basis.

This class will taught be Ross Penhallegon with Lane County OSU Extension Service and will be offered on December 11, 2013 at 6 pm on the Lane Community College main campus in Eugene.  The cost is $25 and pre-registration is required. For more information, descriptions of the other classes being offered or to register go online to or call OSU Extension Service at (541) 766-3556


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