PFC June 14 – Tall spindle pruning

At our meeting this month, we will be showing a video on the tall spindle pruning method.  We will also be incorporating a question and answer session into our meetings, so bring all your questions about growing fruit.  We have a vast pool of knowledge and experience in the club and hopefully the answers!  Join us at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on June 14.

June 2018 SSFS Meeting


The topic of this month’s South Sound Fruit Society meeting program is a Conversation with Bill Horn. He has been active and past president in the Tahoma chapter of the WCFS. Currently he is managing the WCFS booth at the State Fair in Puyallup in Sept. and working with the Curran Orchard in University Place. He is knowledgeable about various heritage orchards in the Dupont area. He is a Master Gardener and teaches a class in insects.

The meeting is on Tuesday June 5th at Grub Farmhouse from 7 PM to 9PM. Grub is located at 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia ,98502.

Brian Williams

PFC May 10 – Apple Anthracnose

We will be watching a video about the fungus disease anthracnose at our meeting this Thursday, May 10.  We will also hold our annual fruit club plant sale, so bring your extra plant starts, tubers, trees, berries, or whatever to sell at the meeting with proceeds going to the club.  The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

May 2018 SSFS Meeting: Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility

Steven Bramwell of the WSU extension will talk about Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility Managent.

The meeting is May 1st, from 7PM to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, Olympia.

PFC April 12 – Debbie Cassidy on Permaculture

Our speaker this month will be Debbie Cassidy, the new owner of Sunnycrest Nursery in Key Center.  Her topic will be Permaculture and how we can make a difference with sustainable local fruit production.  We meet this Thursday, April 12, in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 7 pm.

April 2018 SSFS Meeting : Unusual Fruits and Nuts

The April 2018 South South Sound Fruit Society meeting, Tuesday April 3rd, will be on Unusual Fruits and Nuts by Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery from 7 to 9pm

SSFS meets at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa 98502.

PFC March 8 – Pruning blueberries

At this month’s meeting on Thursday, March 8, we will be watching a video about pruning blueberries in preparation for our Blueberry Park pruning session. We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC 2018 Spring Grafting Show – March 3

Only a week until our big Spring Grafting Show!

Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  Add varieties to existing trees.  Beginners welcome!  Choose from hundreds of antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. We will be selling EMLA 26 apple, OHxF 87 pear, K-5 cherry, and K-1 plum rootstock; scion wood for grafting; and sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on berries and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them. Find out about our native mason bees and how to care for them. We’ll have lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions. Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Join us Saturday, March 3, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.

PFC Feb. 8 – Sam Maupin on biochar

Our meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, will feature Sam Maupin from The Brothers Greenhouses talking to us about biochar.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

South Sound Fruit Society Feb meeting: Native Pollinators

Glen Buschmann will describe native pollinators and go over the raising of Orchard Bees

The meeting is on Feb 6th from 7 to 9 PM. It is at the SSFS meeting site;

Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave., NW, Olympia 98502