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Pears focus of Winter Field Day

Feb 2nd, 2017 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the WSU Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will include information about Organic Spotted Wing Drosophila Control and Status of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Historic Northwest Pear trees / USDA Pear & Quince, Best Pears for the Pacific Northwest, and Fruit Preservation & Storage. Workshops include bench grafting and Growing Asian Pears for Making Perry Cider. Demonstrations include Fruit Garden Tour, Pruning Pears, and Pears in the Fruit Garden Tour. Rootstock, scion wood, and grafting will be available for sale. Self-guided tours of the 6-acre Fruit Display Garden, containing the one of the largest and most varied collections of antique apple trees in Western Washington, are available. Admission is free to members of WWFRF; non-members are $15 individual or $30 family (parents with non-adult children only). Registration begins at 8:30 am. Please see for more information.  The Center is located at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.


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