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PFC January 12 – Restoring Old Fruit Trees

Randy Lee, member of PFC and other WCFS fruit clubs, will give us a presentation on Restoring Old Fruit Trees at our first meeting of the New Year, this Thursday, January 12, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  Join us to learn the best ways to get those old, overgrown, neglected fruit trees back into production.

PFC Nov. 10 – Mushrooms

PFC member Susan Anderson will be giving us a presentation about growing mushrooms this Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton.  We will be building kits to grow oyster mushrooms.  Please bring a clear plastic bag about 15-18” long (like a newspaper bag) and a twist tie and extra bags and ties if you have them.  We will also elect next year’s officers.

PFC 2016 Fall Fruit Show

Just a reminder—the Peninsula Fruit Club Fall Fruit Show is this coming Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 to 4 at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.  Bring your mystery apples for identification, and visit us for a fun day of fruit tasting.

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PFC Oct. 6 – Asian pears

Our meeting this month is early—the first Thursday rather than the second Thursday.  Jim Gerlach from Nashi Orchards on Vashon and a member of the Vashon Island Fruit Club is going to talk to us about growing Asian pears and how to make perry.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton at 7 pm on Oct. 6.

PFC Sept. 8 – Columnar Apple Tree Research Project

Our very own PFC President Mike Geiser will be the speaker at our meeting on Thursday, September 8.  Mike will be telling us about the research project our club has started—breeding for a new columnar apple.  Pollen from columnar apples was applied to blossoms on several champix tablets other varieties this spring.  Seeds from the resulting apples will be planted to see if any display the columnar trait.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton at 7 pm on Sept. 8 to learn details about the project.

PFC August 11 – Raspberries

Join us Thursday, August 11 at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton to hear Trent Trapp speak to us about growing raspberries and his u-pick raspberry business.  Please bring some ripe fruit so members can sample what’s available this time of year.

PFC July 14 – Questions & Answers

Our meeting this month will be a question and answer session. Bring all your questions about growing fruit, and we will try to answer them. Join us Thursday, July 14, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton and try to stump the panel!

PFC June 9 – Storage & Harvest Maturity

This Thursday’s meeting will feature a presentation by Randy Lee about “Storage and Harvest Maturity of Fruit”. We will also have our annual ice cream social. Please bring some fresh berries to share for toppings if you have champix 1 mg online any. President Mike Geiser will bring the ice cream.   We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC May 12 – Apple Maggot Fly & Codling Moth

PFC member Jean Williams will talk about apple maggot flies and codling moths and what to do about them at our meeting this Thursday, May 12.  Join us at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  We will also continue our plant sale this month.  Bring your extra plants, and make a donation to the club for whatever you buy.

PFC April 14 – Soil

Our April meeting is this Thursday, the 14th. PFC member Brian Pruiett is going to talk about soil (fertility, remineralization, etc.) and how that pertains to fruit trees. We are also having our plant sale fund raiser, so bring your extras, and make a donation to the club for what you “buy”. We meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.