SSFS Oct 2019 Meeting: Compost and Potting Soils

Compost and Potting Soils: Growing Container Plants without Peat

Ian Stoner will discuss potting soil types, compositions and possibilities for renewal materials. He will also include a discussion of his own experiments  using Scot’sw Broom as a substrate for container plants.

Oct 1, 2019 7PM at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Web: Southsoundfruitsociety.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthSsoundFruitSociety

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An Introduction to Blueberries

The South Sound Fruit Society Sept 2019 meeting:

An Introduction to Blueberries by Gary Gorremans

Tuesday Sept 3rd at 7PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, Olympia

Gary was a longtime member in Seattle Tree Fruit Society until buying acreage and building a home outside of Winlock. He grows grapes and 160 blueberry bushes of various ages, and 7 varieties.

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Bud Grafting

Collecting Bud Wood

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Covering Fruit Trees : City Fruit Experiment

B. Burrill City Fruit – WCFS Grant Report January 2019

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SSFS May 7 Meeting: The Ugly Side of Growing Fruit

Nina Dickinson explores with us some common diseases and insect pests of fruit. For over 30 years Nina has worked in retail and wholesale nurseries, adapting to ever-changing problems, products and expectations. Please join us.

The meeting is on Tuesday May 7 th from 7 to 9 PM. It is at the GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia, WA.

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South Sound Fruit Society April 2 Meeting – All About Grapes

All about Grapes with Gary Gorremans. He raises over 50 varieties of grapes. Bring your questions about which grapes to grow and how to grow them.

Tuesday April 2, 2019. 7PM to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, Olympia, 98502

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List of Scion and Rootstock for SSFS Grafting Workshop 3/2/19

Preliminary List of Scions for the SSFS Grafting Workshop 3/2/2019

Apples

Alkemene, Ashmead’s Kernel,  Balowany Russet, Black Twig, Blenheim Orange, Braeburn, Bramley’s Seedling, Breakwell Seedling, Calville Blanc d’Hiver, Chehalis, Cox’s Orange Pippin, “East German”, Egremont Russet, Empire, Enterprise, Fall Limbertwig, Gold Rush,  Golden Russett, Granniewinkle, Grimes Golden, Jonaprince, King David, Kingston Black, Liberty, Macoun, Melrose, Moulton’s Pride, Mutsu, Peasgood Nonsuch, Queen Cox, Red Gravenstein, Red Jonagold, Red Rome, Rubinette, Sops of Wine, Spitzenberg,      Sweet 16,  Tydeman’s Red,
Vanderpool Red, Viking, William’s Pride, Winecrisp, Winter Banana, Wolf River, Yellow Bellflower, Zestar, early form of : “Red Delicious” , Early form of : “Golden Delicious”

Quince                                                                                                                                     Aromatnaya

Plums                                                                                                                                           Epineuse, Seneca

Pears                                                                                                                                                  “Anjou” type, Bonne D’Ezee, Bosc, Buerre Superfine, Buttirra Rosata Morettini, Comice, Concorde, Clapp’s Favorite, Dana Hovey, Devoe, Dr Jules Guyot, Flemish Beauty, Golden Spice,  Josephine de Malines, Orcas, Rescue, Rosee de Juillet, Seckel, Taylor’s Gold, Winter Nelis,

Historic Pears                                                                                                                       Shelton Orchard 1-20
Library Pear

Asian Pears                                                                                                                                  Mishirazu

Persimmons                                                                                                                                     Sweet Fuyu, Saijo

Figs                                                                                                                                                         Early “Desert King” (type)

Kiwi                                                                                                                                                       Fuzzy, Arctic Beauty

Grapes                                                                                                                                           Interlaken

Scion $1.00 each

Rootstock $4.00 each
Bud 9 (apple)(25)                                                                                                                                       M-111 (apple)(10)                                                                                                                                  EMLA-26 (apple)(25)                                                                                                                        OHXF 87 (Pear)(10)                                                                                                                            Prunus Myro-29C (plum)(5)                                                                                                                 American Persimmon (5)

Misc:
Parafilm rolls $5  each                                                                                                                             Rubber grafting bands   bundles of 10                                                                                                                    Grafting knives ($10 for members, $16 for non-members)                                                          Finger guards                                                                                                                                                                   Metal id tags  5 for $

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SSFS Grafting Workshop and Scionwood Exchange

Learn to make your own tree by grafting rootstock onto the scion wood of your choice or an existing tree. We will demonstrate grafting and have custom grafting available ($10). We will have various rootstocks for sale ($4) , and scion wood from many apples pears and plums ($1). We will have grafting knives for sale and the other incidentals used in grafting.

The workshop is on March 2 from 10:30 am to 2 PM at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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SSFS March 2019 Meeting: Fertilization for Nutrient Dense Fruit

Steve Smith will share his results, recommendation and enthusiasm on how to grow flavorful and nutrient-dense fruit based on his many years of growing at his farm and 140 tree mixed orchard.

The meeting is on March 5th from 7 to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502.

All are welcome.

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SSFS February 2019 Meeting : Old Fruit Trees : Prune or Toss

Join us for a discussion of caring for old fruit trees.

 

Meet at GRuB, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa.  Feb 5th, 7PM  to 9 PM.

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