South Sound Fruit Society Members and Friends,
The topic of this month’s meeting program is a Conversation with Bill Horn. He has been active and past president in the Tahoma chapter of the WCFS. Currently he is managing the WCFS booth at the State Fair in Puyallup in Sept. and working with the Curran Orchard in University Place. He is knowledgeable about various heritage orchards in the Dupont area. He is a Master Gardener and teaches a class in insects.
The meeting is on Tuesday June 5th at Grub Farmhouse from 7 PM to 9PM. Grub is located at 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia ,98502. All are welcome!
The May 2018 South Sound Fruit Society Meeting :
Stephen G. Bramwell
(County Director & Agriculture Faculty
Washington State University Thurston County Extension)
Will talk about Tree Fruit Fertility Management
May 1st, 7 PM to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia
The April 2018 South South Sound Fruit Society meeting, Tuesday April 3rd, will be on Unusual Fruits and Nuts by Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery from 7 to 9pm
SSFS meets at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa 98502.
SSFS Partial Scion List 2018
Belle De Boskoop
Brushy Mountain Limbertwig
Cap of Liberty
Cox Orange Pippen
Crow Egg – Jacob
Duchess of Oldenburg
Harry Masters Jersey
King of Pippin
Muscat de Bernay
Myer’s Royal Limbertwig
Reine des Hatives
Somerset Red Streak
Sops of Wine
Desert King (heirloom)
Arctic Beauty male
Arctic Beauy female
The SSFS Grafting workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 17th, from 10 to 2. We will have a lecture and demonstration of grafting apple scion wood to rootstock, there will be scion wood of many kinds of apples, pears, and plums available to purchase for $1.00. And here will be rootstock of various types for sale for $3.50. There also be some custom grafting available.
Come and learn to put a fruit tree together.
The March 2018 SSFS meeting will be on Rootstocks by a staff person from Raintree Nursery. The talk will be on Tuesday March 6th, from 7 – 9 at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia.
We will cover rootstock selection for apples, pears, plums, and quince. Rootstock and scion wood will be available at our grafting Workshop on March 17th, at Grub.
The February meeting of the SSFS will be Feb 6th from 7 – 9 PM. The topic is Native Pollinators and Orchard Bees by Glen Buschmann.
The meeting will be at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia.
Peninsula Fruit Club’s Spring Grafting Show
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00AM-4:00PM PST
West Side Improvement Club
4109 W E St, Bremerton, Washington 98312
Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you. Add varieties to existing trees. Beginners welcome! Choose from hundreds of antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. We will be selling EMLA 26 apple, OHxF 87 pear, K-5 cherry, and K-1 plum rootstock; scion wood for grafting; and sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on berries and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them. Find out about our native mason bees and how to care for them. We’ll have lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions. Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The South Sound Fruit Society Feb 2018 meeting is on Native Pollinators and Orchard Bees, a lecture by Glen Buschmann. The meeting is on Feb 6th, 7-9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Eliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA.