Terhune Orchards to Hold Free Annual Pruning Demonstration

Gary Mount, owner of Terhune Orchards, is offering a free pruning class in his orchards on Sunday, March 11 from 1-3 p.m.

Mount is well known for his expertise and innovation in growing fruits, and he grows apple, peach and cherry trees, blueberries, blackberries and grapes as well as a wide variety of vegetables on 200 acres of preserved farmland at Terhunes Orchards.

He is a board member of the International Fruit Tree Association, 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.

Mount will explain how to prune fruit trees, the correct time of year to do so, and the necessary tools. He will do a demonstration in the orchard and answer questions. He will also discuss new varieties of fruit trees suitable for planting by the homeowner.

The class on March 11 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.


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