Making the Cut – Pruning Workshop

— Written By and last updated by

As spring advances there are gardening chores that need to be done now. Pruning those backyard fruit trees and vines is one of the most important chores for late winter. It is also a chore that seems to puzzle many gardeners. To able to look at an apple tree or a grape vine and know which limbs need to be pruned is not an easy task but it is an important one.

On Wednesday, February 12 at 9:30 a fruit tree pruning workshop will be held at Rock Creek Farm. Peach grower, Johnny Yancey will demonstrate pruning techniques and talk about how to prune your backyard fruits to maximize growth and fruit production. We will look at apple and peach trees as well as grapes, muscadines, blackberries and blueberries.

Give the Extension office a call at 439-4460 to register and to get directions to the workshop. Remember that the way you prune your plants now will reflect directly on their future growth, health and harvest.