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Cherries focus of Winter Field Day

Jan 30th, 2016 | Category: News

MOUNT VERNON – The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the WSU Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will include presentations on Historic Orchard Preservation and Orchard Stabilization Assessment by Susan Dolan, of the National Park Service. The theme of this year’s event is “Cherries”, and includes speakers on Cherry UFO, Mummy Berry, a panel discussion of the best cherry varieties for the Pacific Northwest, and a garden tour of the Cherry UFO and Slender Spindle Apples. There will also be a bench grafting workshop and a freestanding cherry pruning demonstration. 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 http://nwfruit.org/winter-field-day for more information.  The Center is located at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.

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