June 2018 Meeting: Conversation with Bill Horn

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!

Brian Williams

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May 1st SSFS Meeting : Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility

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

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April 2018 SSFS Meeting : Unusual Fruits and Nuts

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.

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Scion wood at Grafting Workshop 2018

SSFS Partial Scion List 2018

 

Apples

Akane

American Beauty

Ashmead’s Kernel

Baldwin

Belle De Boskoop

Bramely Seedling

Brown Snout

Brushy Mountain Limbertwig

Bulmer’s Norman

Campfield

Cap of Liberty

Chehalis

Chestnut Crab

Claygate Pearmain

Cox Orange Pippen

Crow Egg – Jacob

Dabinett

Domaines

Duchess of Oldenburg

Ellis Bitter

Empire

Esopus Spitzenberg

Fall Limbertwig

Golden Russet

Graniwinkle

Grimes Golden

Harrison

Harry Masters Jersey

Hewe’s Crab

Honey Crisp

Jonathan

Kermerrien

King David

King of Pippin

Kinnard’s Choice

Liberty

Medaille d’Or

Muscat de Bernay

Myer’s Royal Limbertwig

Nehou

Northern Spy

Pomme Gris

Porter Keeper

Red Limbertwig

Reine des Hatives

Ribston Pippin

Roxbury Russet

Somerset Red Streak

Sops of Wine

Stoke’s Red

Sweet 16

Taliaferro

Tydeman’s Red

Vanderpool Red

Viking

Wickson

William’s Pride

Winter Banana

Yarlington Mill

Yellow Waxen

Zabergau Reinette

 

 

PEARS

Bartlett

Bosc

Comice

Conference

Flemish Beauty

Library

Seckel

Taylor’s Gold

 

Plums

Beauty

Sandia’s Plum

Shelton Heirloom

 

Fig

Desert King (heirloom)

 

 

Kiwi

Arctic Beauty male

Arctic Beauy female

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SSFS Grafting Workshop: March 17th

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.

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SSFS March 2018 Meeting : Rootstocks

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.

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SSFS Feb 2018 Meeting : Native Pollinators and Orchard Bees

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.

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PFC 3/3/2018 – Spring Grafting Show

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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.

 

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SSFS 2/6/2018 – Native Pollinators & Orchard Bees

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.

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SSFS 1/14/18 – Fruit Tree Pruning

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