Fruit Trees: How to Start and Foster Your Home Orchard

— Written By and last updated by Deborah Hunter
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UPDATE:  This class will not be able to be held tonight. The class will be rescheduled at a future time. We will let everyone know when the rescheduled date is.

N.C. Cooperative Extension will be holding a free seminar on How to Start and Foster Your Fruit Tree Home Orchard. This event will be held online Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 6–8 p.m. via Zoom.

Individuals who have a small orchard or desire one will learn more about the basic cultural needs of apple, pear, peach, and other fruit trees. Topics covered include site selection, the differences between dwarf, semi-dwarf, and seedling trees, proper soil conditions, pollination requirements, differences in cultivars, chilling requirements, fertility needs, tree spacing, and general pruning principles. In addition, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and possible control options.

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