Wednesday, July 11, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
G and S Orchards
825 Atlantic Avenue (Route 286), Walworth, NY 14568
This tour is for people interested in juneberry production in the Northeast US. We will visit Stephanie and Gary Craft's farm to see juneberry plants in a 100-plant demonstration area, plus another 100 planted for commercial sale.
During the twilight meeting, we will recap the status of juneberry production and marketing in the Northeast US, hand out information sheets, and see the influence of grow tubes on plant development. The juneberry plants at G and S Orchards were planted in May 2010, and initially had fruit set in 2012, but a hard freeze and snow event caused much of the fruit to abort, which is not unusual for younger plantings. They are not currently bearing fruit. These plants have been well-managed and are in good health and vigor due to the disciplined management approach. We will have dehydrated juneberries on hand to enjoy and will assess the four different varieties for size and vigor after three years of growth.
Please register for this free twilight meeting by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County at 585-394-3977 x427 or e-mail Nancy Anderson at email@example.com