Garden Workshop: Creating a Fruit Orchard and Winter Pruning with Susan Turner NEW
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During this intensive session Susan Turner will teach how to
Control the ultimate size of your fruit tree and age at which it starts cropping through the use of a stoolstock.
Choose fruit varieties for successional cropping, good storage ability and reliable resistance against pests and diseases.
Plant and stake a tree correctly.
Understand the pollination requirements for fruit trees when choosing varieties.
Identify the difference between fruit buds and vegetative buds.
Understand the difference between summer and winter pruning.
Formative pruning of newly planted trees
Prune the cropping tree
Rejuvinate an old orchard
Our senior lecturer Susan Turner who was previously head gardener at Yalding Organic Gardens in the UK before taking up the same position at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Susan has worked extensively in Israel, Germany and South Africa and has been lecturing on all aspects of horticulture since 2001
Coffee on arrival and light lunch are included in the course fee