Intensive Orchard Class Offered Through November in Las Vegas
Do you want fresh fruit at home? Produce enough high quality fruit to can, dry or freeze and sell to a Farmers Market? This series of 4 classes teaches you, step-by-step, how to create and manage a small-scale orchard in the desert from start to finish. Topics covered include:
Design, fruit biology and selection and planting techniques including high density techniques and multiple trees planted in a single hole.
Organic and conventional orchard mangement techniques including pest and bird control
Pruning and thinning for high quality fruit production
Harvesting and postharvest schemes that extend fruit storage as long as possible.