Wed, Sept 24, 9 am – 1:00 pm
Travis County Health and Human Services
502 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin
Registration: $30 by Sept 17; ($40 Sept 18- onsite)
Part of Travis County AgriLife Extension’s Forward Farming series, this program will cover information appropriate for current and potential fruit producers, while also being useful and easy to understand for the backyard enthusiast.
Monte Nesbitt, AgriLife Extension state-wide fruit specialist, will be the presenter of this half-day workshop. The focus will be on fruits that can be successfully grown in Central Texas: stone fruits (peaches and plums), figs, pomegranates, and blackberries; but will also cover olives (a crop with quite a lot of interest from potential growers in the Hill Country at the moment) and citrus (with the current weather pattern of warmer winters in Central Texas, there are actually a few citrus crops that have real potential for Central Texas, if managed properly).
In addition to the wealth of knowledge that Mr. Nesbitt will share during his presentation, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to ask him questions particular to your own growing situation.
From site selection, soils, fertilization, and pruning to sustainable production practices and dealing with particular insects and diseases—we’ll cover the production basics, as well as unique specifics. This workshop is only offered semi-annually and is not to be missed!
8:30 to 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 to 1:00 PM Fruit Production Basics
There will be a half hour break in the middle of the workshop, with refreshments and the opportunity for networking.