PFC Aug. 11 – Rootstocks

We will be learning about the characteristics of different rootstocks at our next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11.  Join us at 6:40 pm, at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton  98310.

August 2022 South Sound Meeting: Summer Pruning

Sound Fruit Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: A Discussion of Summer Pruning
Time:  Aug 2, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)           
(Join us at 6:30 pm for social time and questions.)

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PFC July 14 – Q and A meeting

Are you having problems with your fruit production this year? Take some pictures and join us for this month’s meeting on Thursday, July 14 at 6:40 pm at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton 98310. We will be having a Q&A meeting this month. Bring your questions and pictures of your problems, and we will discuss solutions.

June 2022 SSFS Meeting: Making Apple Cider and Apple Cider Vinegar

Making Apple Cider and Apple Cider Vinegar

Brian Williams and Francesca Ritson will cover the basics of making Apple Cider and Cider vinegar.

Zoom: 

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Topic: South Sound Fruit Society’s Zoom Meeting

Time: Jun 7, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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PFC – May 12 – Cider Production

Our May meeting will feature a video presentation on cider production with Aiden Kendall and Carol Miles from WSU.  We will meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 6:40 pm on Thursday, May 12.

May South Sound Fruit Society: Native Bees

Save the date for our next SSFS meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, May 3, 2022:

  6:30 pm – Zoom opens for social and sharing time

  7:00 pm – Meeting begins with short business/board meeting

  7:15 pm – Presentation about our Native Bees from David Jennings

Time: May 3, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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We are pleased to host this talk about the importance of our native bees and the part they play in pollinating fruit and other crops in western Washington, and how we can be good neighbors with our bees. This conversation will cover an overview of native bees and other pollinators; what pollination is and how it happens. 

Bumble bees are a great gateway into our native bees and other pollinators.   We will focus on our local bumble bees (charismatic megafauna of our pollinator community) as a starting place on the learning path to our local native pollinators.  This will include a quick “how to ID” session for our local bumble bee species, conservation discussion and opportunities for supporting our pollinators.

Learn them, respect them, protect them!

PFC – April 14 – Soil Biology

Joe Seal will be talking about soil biology on April 14. Meetings are resuming at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton 98310 and start at 7 pm. Come early for social time, as the Parks Department wants the building empty by 9 pm.

March 2022 SSFS Meeting: Building a Codling Moth Trap

Building a Codling Moth Trap,  Tuesday March 1st at 7: pm

SSFS is very pleased to have Peg Amandes demonstrate how toBuild a Codling Moth trap. 

She builds them out of easily available material and uses a pheromone lure as an attractant. This trap is specific to Codling Moths.

Most of us have Codling moths, a destructive insect that leaves a burrow in the apple and frass on the exterior. The classic worm in the apple. Pheromone lures have been used with success by Peg and several other members of Western Cascade (our parent club).

Peg is a longtime member and has previously talked on various subjects including maple syrup production from our native Big Leaf maples, fruit preservation techniques, and deterring birds from eating strawberries. Always on the vanguard of what’s happening!

South Sound Fruit Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: South Sound Fruit Society Monthly Meeting: March 1, 2022

Time: Mar 1, 2022 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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PFC Spring Grafting Show 2022

Peninsula Fruit Club is currently planning to hold the 2022 Spring Grafting Show on March 19, 2022.

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 and Bud 10 apple rootstock and OHxF 87 pear 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 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.

Here’s a link to our event on Facebook:

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SCFS Mtg – Thurs, Nov 18, 7-9pm “Backyard Fruit Trees” w/ Karen Palmer via Zoom

We are very fortunate to have Karen Palmer, Washington State University, Master Gardener join us to present and discuss “Backyard Fruit Trees”.  In this presentation you will discover “the good, the bad, and the ugly” of growing your own tree fruit.   Whether you inherited a few fruit trees with a new home or are thinking of planting some, get the knowledge to make important decisions as you move forward. You will learn which kind of fruit trees are easier to maintain West of the Cascades, what major diseases and pests will be a factor and how to control them naturally, how much time and effort will be required to grow a healthy crop, winterization tips and more.

Karen has been a WSU Clark County Master Gardener since 2000. She is active on project topics including vegetable gardening, small fruits, and tree fruits. Karen is a regular volunteer in the Answer Clinic, providing help to residents on all their gardening needs and is an integral member of the Master Gardener Foundation plant sale team growing vegetable plants for the annual plant sale.”

Presentation via Zoom – Please email snohomishcfs@gmail.com for call information