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Annual Pruning Demonstration
March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFREE
Gary Mount, owner of Terhune Orchards, is offering a free pruning class in his orchards on Sunday, March 8, from 1-3pm. On 200 acres of preserved farmland, Terhune Orchards grows apple, peach, and cherry trees as well as blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and a wide variety of vegetables.
Mount is well known for his expertise and innovation in growing fruits. He is the research chair of the International Fruit Tree Association, a board member of the New Jersey Horticultural Society and the New Jersey Small Fruit Council. Frequently asked for his advice on pruning and other cultural practices in the orchards, he holds an annual free workshop to share his knowledge with amateur orchardists and home gardeners.
Gary will explain how to prune fruit trees, the correct time of year to do so, and the tools necessary for success. He will demonstrate in the orchard while answering questions from the attendees. He will also discuss new varieties of fruit trees suitable for planting by the homeowner.
The class on Sunday, March 8 will be held rain or shine. Terhune Orchards’ own cider and donuts will be served as refreshments. The class is free but online registration is requested: https://terhuneorchards.com/class-sign-up/.
Terhune Orchards is located at 330 Cold Soil, Rd., Princeton NJ.