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SCFS Mtg “Netting Trees” Thurs 5/9/19

Please join us Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Barb Burrill from City Fruit, Seattle speak to us about how to net fruit trees to keep the pests out. Barb Burrill will provide tips and tricks to protect your fruit trees, so that they produce more fruit for consuming or sharing! She will discuss basics on local fruit tree pests and why & how to net your fruit trees. City Fruit is a Seattle non-profit that promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate. They promote the sharing of extra fruit, provide assistance in cooking and preserving the fruit, and protect the health and vitality of the trees. Each year, they harvest tens of thousands of pounds of fruit, sharing the vast majority of it with more than 50 food banks and community partners, across the city.

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview. We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker.

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402  2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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SCFS Mtg “Pollinators and Their Fruit” Thurs 4/11/19

Please join us Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish  Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Dave Pehling speak to us about Pollinators – the Best pollinators specific to each type of fruit tree grown in our area.

Dave is a retired WSU Snohomish County Extension zoologist that has been studying and teaching about insects since 1978. He is a Journeyman Beekeeper through the Washington State Beekeepers Association. Special interests include insect pest management, arthropod parasites (especially mosquitoes), and pollinators, especially honey bees. In addition to his entomological work, Dave taught vertebrate pest management for the WSU Extension Master Gardener and Livestock Adviser programs.

Dave continues to teach in the community, including Master Gardner classes.
Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our members and enjoy some
snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview. We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker. We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402  2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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SCFS Mtg “Growing Avocados” Thurs 3/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, March 14, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear our very own member, John Cornell, speak to us about Growing Avocados. John is our Board Vice President and has been a commercial avocado grower in California since 1992. His 34 acre orchard in Southwes Riverside County, currently grows Hass and Reed avocados, but they also have Star Ruby Grapefruit, Southern Highbush Blueberries, Seedless Kishu citrus and other assorted citrus and stone fruit. Approximately two acres of John’s California property has experimental rootstocks selected by UC for evaluation trials. If that isn’t enough, John is also the current Editor of the Index Insider Newsletter distributed throughout the avocado grower community and past member of the research committee for the
California Avocado Commission! Bring your pen and note paper as it is sure to be an informative evening!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our new members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview. We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker.
We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2 nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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SCFS Mtg “Treating Anthracnose” Thurs 2/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, February 14, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402  2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Greg Giuliani speak to us about anthracnose in the orchard, how to recognize and then treat the disease.

Greg has been a Seattle Tree Fruit Society (STFS) member since the late 1990’s and has a small orchard of 30+ trees at his home between Woodinville and Duvall. Over the last 6 years, Greg has experimented, successfully, using petroleum jelly to inhibit apple anthracnose lesions from spreading reproductive spores in an effort to break that disease’s reproduction cycle in the orchard. Greg will give a power point presentation about how to recognize and treat the disease. What is really great is that the treatment is quick, easy, inexpensive and has zero collateral tissue damage!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview.  We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker. We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402  2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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WWFRF Hosts Kiwi/Fig Day, 7/16

Saturday, July 16, Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF), based at the WSU Mt. Vernon display gardens, will replace their cherry day with a  Kiwi/Fig Workshop and Fruit Sampling Day beginning at 10:30 am. Check their website for details: http://nwfruit.org/cherry-sampling-day/

They hope to have blueberries and some plums for people to take home. There will also be a demonstration of summer pruning of apple/pear trees and a demonstration of bud grafting.

This event is free to WWFRF buy varenicline members and $15 for non-members.

They are also asking that anyone who has kiwis would check them for signs of AYLS (Actinidia Yellow Leaf Spot). Go to https://kiwifruitayls.wordpress.com/  for more information and to report whether your plants are affected. This will help Kiwibob to map which areas are affected.

Schedule
10:15        Registration
10:30-11:30       Kiwi and fig workshop
11:30-12:15       Fruit Sampling
12:15-1:15       Summer pruning of apple trees and bud grafting demonstration

 

UPDATE: SCFS Mtg “Rain Water Catchment” Thurs, Mar 10 @7pm

TOPIC CHANGE – PLEASE NOTE: Due to illness, Norm Baker will not be able to speak to SCFS on biochar this month (we will try to reschedule for later in the year).
INSTEAD, Derek Hann of the Snohomish Conservation District will present on Rain Water Catchment for Agriculture and Small Farms.

Derek will tell us how to use the runoff from existing roofs for orchard  irrigation and emergency storage.  He will explore key components for every collection system, as well as some of the more unique considerations specific to agricultural uses. All are welcome, whether you are just considering a 50 gallon barrel or want to do a 100,000 gallon cistern.

Derek Hann is a Professional Engineer with the Snohomish Conservation District.  He graduated from the University of Idaho in 2006 with a BS in Civil Engineering.  Derek has worked in the private development sector for four years and in the public cheap chantix prescription sector for six years, focusing on Low Impact Development (LID) projects.  He has experience designing multiple varieties of LID, including: rain gardens, bioretention facilities, pervious pavements, bioinfiltration swales, filter strips, amended soils, constructed wetlands, and storm water harvesting systems.  His work for the Conservation District involves helping private homeowners design and install rain gardens and rain barrels on their properties.

This meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society is Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 7pm at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, email SnohomishCFS@gmail.com or call 206-427-4279. A brief business meeting will precede the speaker.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

SCFS/STFS Grafting Workshop, Sat, March 28, 2015, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Snohomish County Fruit Society and Seattle Tree Fruit Society will hold a Spring Grafting Fair on Saturday March 28th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036

There will be a variety of rootstock and scion wood available for apple, pear, quince, plum and cherry as well as cuttings of kiwi, grape, and fig. There will also be grafting demonstrations and lectures as well as hands on experience in grafting your own tree.

Admission is free for members and children; $5 individual or family for non-members

UPSTAIRS
10:00 -12:00    Western Cascade Fruit Society’s Annual Meeting – All
Chapters, all Members
1:00p – Jean Williams: Espalier:  Building & Training a Belgian Fence & Other Forms
2:00p – Randy Lee:  Fruit Tree Pathogens and Pests

BASEMENT
Scion wood and rootstock pickup and grafting all day (pick up pre-ordered rootstock before 10:00)
11:00a – Larry Davis demonstration: Grape & Ribes Propagation
1:00p – “Kiwibob” Glansman demonstration: Fig & Kiwi Propagation

The following scionwood will be offered: (a few varieties may only have one stick available)

APPLES
Akane
Alkmene
Allington II
Almata Crab
Apricot
Arkansas Black
Ashmead’s Kernel
Bedan des Partes
Belle de Boskoop
Belmont
Ben Davis
Beni Shogun
Black Mack
Blue Pearmain
Blushing Golden
Braeburn Hillwell
Bramley’s Seedling
Brown Snout
Brown Thorn
Brown’s Apple
Buckley Giant
Bud-9
Bulmer’s Norman
Calville Blanc d’Hiver
Campfield
Cap of Liberty
Carmine Crab
Centennial Crab
Chehalis
Chenango Strawberry
Cherry Cox
Chisel Jersey
Christmas Pink
Cinnamon Spice
Claygate Pearmain
Coconut Crunch
Cortland
Crimson Gold Etter
Dabinette
D’Arcy Spice
Dayton
Dolgo Crab
Domaines
Dutch Mignonne
Early Joe
Early Wynoochee
Egremont Russet
Ellison’s Orange
Elstar, Daliest
English Russet
Enterprise
Esopus Spitzenberg
Etter red-fleshed
Fall Pippin
Freedom
Frequin Rouge
Gala
Golden Nugget
Golden Russet
Grand Alexander
Granniwinkle
Gravenstein
“Green Mystery” (Green Newton Pippin)
Green Newtown Pippin
Greensleeves
Grimes Golden
Grove
Harrison
Hatsuaki
Hawkeye
Heyer 20 (Canadian variety)
Holstein
Honeycrisp
Hopa Crab
Hudson’s Golden Gem
Jonafree
Jonagold
Jonagold, DeCoster
Jonagold, Red
Jonathan
“Mystery Crab from Joshua”
Jumbo
Jupiter
Kandil Sinap
Karmijn de Sonnaville
Kermerrien
King
King Edward VII
Kingston Black
Leonard Jessen’s Gala
Liberty
Lodi
Lubsk Queen
Macoun
Magnusson Park Heritage trees (various)
Melrose
Mettais
Mother
Mutsu
Nehou
Newtown Pippin
Niedzwetskyana
Noel des Champs
Northern Spy
“Not Criterion”
Old Nonpareil
Oliver
Olympia
Opalescent
Orleans Reinette
Peck Pleasant
Pink Sparkle
Pitmaston Pineapple
Porter’s Perfection
Primate
Pristine
Puget Spice (crab)
Purple Wave (crab)
Queen Cox
Ramey York
Red Astrachan
Red Canada
Red McIntosh
Redfield
Redflesh
Reinette de Pommes ?
Rhode Island Greening
Roxbury Russet
Royal Jersey
Rubinette
Salome
Scarlet Sentinel
Scarlet Surprise
Scugog
Shay
Signe Tillish
Silken
Spartan
Spokane Beauty
Stoke Red
Sweet 16
Sweet Coppin
Titus Pippin
Tolman Sweet
Tsugaru, Homei
Twenty Ounce
Tydeman’s Early Worcester
Tydeman’s Red
Unknown Redflesh
Vandevere
Viking
Vilberie
Virginia (Hewes) Crab
Wagener
Washington Strawberry
Wealthy
Westchester
Westfield Seek-No-Further
White Winter Pearmain
Wickson
William’s Pride
Winesap
Winter Banana
Wintergreen
Wolf River
Worcester Pearmain
Yarlington Mill
Yellow Bellflower
Yellow Transparent

APRICOT
Montrose
Mormon/Chinese

ASIAN PEAR
Atago
Chojuro
Hamese
Ichiban Nashi
Mishirasu
Shinko
Shinseiki
Shinsui
Ya Li
Yakumo

CHERRY
Angela
Bing
Danube
Early Burlat
Glacier
Hartland
Hudson
Kristin
Lapins
Montmorency
Northern Star
Rainier
Schneider
Surefire
Sweetheart
White Gold

EURPEAN PEAR
Anjou
Arabitka
Atlantic Queen
Bella de Guigno
Bosc
Clapp’s Favorite
Comice
Concorde
Conference
Dr. Jules Guyot
Flemish Beauty
Forelle
Grandpa’s Pear
Highland
Orcas
Red Clapp
Rescue
Seckel
Spalding
Sucree Rosee
Ubileen Gift
Warren

FIG
Brown Turkey
Desert King
Neverella

GRAPE
Canadice
Himrod
Interlaken
Island Belle
Lyndon Blue
Sweet Sensation

PLUM
Beach Plum
Beauty
Coe’s Golden Drop
Early Golden
Early Laxton
Green Gage
Imperial Epineuse
Kuban comet
Methley
Mt. Royal
Opal
Reine de Mirabelle
Satsuma
School House
Seneca
Shiro
Valor
Victoria
Victory
Yellow Plum

QUINCE
Aromatnaya

SHIPOVA

CORNELIAN CHERRY
Olga
Evgeny

Bill Davis makes the News

What a great article about long-time WCFS fruit club member, Bill Davis, and his love for growing fruit. If you haven’t already read it, follow this link to the Seattle Times, Pacific NW Magazine article from September 26, 2014. Good work, Bill!

 

 

SCFS Meeting, “Pears” with Jackie King, Thursday, Oct 9, 2014 @ 7pm

Jackie King has been working in fruit horticulture since 1971. She began working with Dr. Robert Norton at Mt. Vernon Fruit Horticulture program in 1979 and served as a technical assistant to Dr. Gary Moulton (beginning in 1991) and Dr. Carol Miles (since 2001). Visit this website for more information on Ms. King:
https://snohomishcfs.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/jackie-king-bio.pdf

Though she could speak on a wide variety of topics, Jackie will be sharing with us about pears on Oct 9th. Varieties, rootstock,  how to buy champix online diseases, harvest, storage…of pears. Bring your questions and join us for an educational evening.

The meeting starts at 7 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290.  A brief business meeting will precede the presentation. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. For further information, call (425) 398-5544. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS) http://www.wcfs.org.

SWD Presentations Online

If you attended this year’s annual WCFS member meeting in April, you hopefully got to experience these presentations first hand. If not, or if you would like to review the SWD presentations, here is the PDF version of Dick buy champix online nz & Marilyn Tilbury’s SWD Overview and the Snohomish County Fruit Society’s SWD Research Review, also available online at the SCFS SWD Webpage, along with a lot of other SWD links.