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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Growing Fruit Trees in the Desert Class Offered

This is a 4 week class on growing fruit trees in the Mojave Desert starting late October. The class will be taught in North Las Vegas near Cheyenne and I-15 on Saturday afternoons from 1 pm until 3 pm .

What you will learn:
  • fruit tree selection and where to buy them and rootstock to use
  • spacing, row or plant orientation and size control
  • planting fruit trees correctly including soil amendments
  • use of woodchip mulch vs rock and where to get it
  • critter protection of new fruit trees
  • irrigation management
  • when to fertilize, how much to use and the type of fertilizer
  • when to prune and how
  • insect pests and diseases
  • harvesting to avoid bird problems

Fruit trees this information applies to include: peach, nectarine, plum, pluot, apple, pear, Asian pear, cherry, pomegranate, persimmon, fig, jujube, and quince with some discussion about citrus included.

Cost is $100 per person

Certificates of completion will be given to those who attend all four classes.

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