Alternative Fruit Production Twilight Meeting at T.S. Smith and Sons

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
5:00 p.m.
T.S. Smith and Sons
Bridgeville, DE

Come see and hear about alternative fruit production initiatives at T.S. Smith and Sons and cooperative projects with the University of Delaware.

Highlighted will be:

Strawberries:  summer and fall production with day neutral varieties, shade, and row covers

Sweet Cherries: high tunnel production, training systems, pruning practices, varieties

Other: Plantings of specialty fruits such as figs, paw paw, quince, tart cherries, and others

This initiative is part of a specialty crop block grant from the Delaware Department of Agriculture and the USDA and is in cooperation with the Fruit and Vegetable extension program at UD.

TS Smith and UD Extension staff from will be on hand to discuss the grant, talk about research and demonstration projects and answer questions.

This event is rain or shine. Please bring an umbrella or rain gear if necessary.

Meet at the Smith’s pavilion. Located on the northbound side of US 13 directly across from the Goodwill store, the entrance is both 2 miles north of Rt. 404 and 2 miles south of the Redden Rd on US 13. Turn on to dirt farm road named “Orchard’s End”.

Please pre-register by August 16 by contacting Karen Adams at 302-856-2585 ext. 540 or adams@udel.edu.

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