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11th Annual Spring Grafting Show

Presented by Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Friday, March 18, Noon – 4pm & Saturday, March19, 10am – 3pm

Highline College, 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198

Demonstrations and Presentations on Friday. Hands-On Grafting workshops, Root Stock and Scion Wood sales, Lectures, Tool Sharpening  and Community Out-Reach Booths on Saturday.

Free Admission, Open to the Public, no preregistration required. Parking, map and directions at:

https://www.highline.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Highline-College-Campus-Maps.pdf?e49371.

 

Sponsored by Highline’s Urban Agriculture program and Permaculture club. In partnership with King Conservation District, City Fruit, Beacon Hill Food Forest, Sonju Orchard and Gardens, Burien Food Shed, Furney’s Nursery and Lowe’s Garden Department.

Scionwood and Grafting Event – March 28, 2015

STFS & SCFS SPRING GRAFTING SHOW
SATURDAY, MARCH 28th 2015, 9:30am to 3:30pm
CEDAR VALLEY GRANGE, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Members free, $5/person, $10/family

SECOND FLOOR AUDITORIUM
10:00 -12:00 Western Cascade Fruit Society’s Annual Meeting – All Chapters…all Members
1:00 Jean Williams: Espalier: Building & Training a Belgian Fence & Other Forms
2:00 Randy Lee: Fruit Tree Pathogens and Pests

BASEMENT
Scion wood and rootstock pickup and grafting all day (pick up pre-ordered rootstock before 10:00)
11:00 Larry Davis demonstration: Grape & Ribes Propagation
1:00 pm “Kiwibob” Glansman demonstration: Fig & Kiwi Propagation

The following scionwood will be offered: (a few varieties may only have one stick available)

APPLES
Akane
Alkmene
Allington II
Almata Crab
Apricot

Arkansas Black
Ashmead’s Kernel
Bedan des Partes
Belle de Boskoop
Belmont
Ben Davis
Beni Shogun
Black Mack
Blue Pearmain
Blushing Golden
Braeburn Hillwell
Bramley’s Seedling
Brown Snout
Brown Thorn
Brown’s Apple
Buckley Giant
Bud-9
Bulmer’s Norman
Calville Blanc d’Hiver
Campfield
Cap of Liberty
Carmine Crab
Centennial Crab
Chehalis
Chenango Strawberry
Cherry Cox
Chisel Jersey
Christmas Pink
Cinnamon Spice
Claygate Pearmain
Coconut Crunch
Cortland
Crimson Gold Etter
Dabinette
D’Arcy Spice
Dayton
Dolgo Crab
Domaines
Dutch Mignonne
Early Joe
Early Wynoochee
Egremont Russet
Ellison’s Orange
Elstar, Daliest
English Russet
Enterprise
Esopus Spitzenberg
Etter red-fleshed
Fall Pippin
Freedom
Frequin Rouge
Gala
Golden Nugget
Golden Russet
Grand Alexander
Granniwinkle
Gravenstein
“Green Mystery” (Green Newton Pippin)
Green Newtown Pippin
Greensleeves
Grimes Golden
Grove
Harrison
Hatsuaki
Hawkeye
Heyer 20 (Canadian variety)
Holstein
Honeycrisp
Hopa Crab
Hudson’s Golden Gem
Jonafree
Jonagold
Jonagold, DeCoster
Jonagold, Red
Jonathan
“Mystery Crab from Joshua”
Jumbo
Jupiter
Kandil Sinap
Karmijn de Sonnaville
Kermerrien
King
King Edward VII
Kingston Black
Leonard Jessen’s Gala
Liberty
Lodi
Lubsk Queen
Macoun
Magnusson Park Heritage trees (various)
Melrose
Mettais
Mother
Mutsu
Nehou
Newtown Pippin
Niedzwetskyana
Noel des Champs
Northern Spy
“Not Criterion”
Old Nonpareil
Oliver
Olympia
Opalescent
Orleans Reinette
Peck Pleasant
Pink Sparkle
Pitmaston Pineapple
Porter’s Perfection
Primate
Pristine
Puget Spice (crab)
Purple Wave (crab)
Queen Cox
Ramey York
Red Astrachan
Red Canada
Red McIntosh
Redfield
Redflesh
Reinette de Pommes ?
Rhode Island Greening
Roxbury Russet
Royal Jersey
Rubinette
Salome
Scarlet Sentinel
Scarlet Surprise
Scugog
Shay
Signe Tillish
Silken
Spartan
Spokane Beauty
Stoke Red
Sweet 16
Sweet Coppin
Titus Pippin
Tolman Sweet
Tsugaru, Homei
Twenty Ounce
Tydeman’s Early Worcester
Tydeman’s Red
Unknown Redflesh
Vandevere
Viking
Vilberie
Virginia (Hewes) Crab
Wagener
Washington Strawberry
Wealthy
Westchester
Westfield Seek-No-Further
White Winter Pearmain
Wickson
William’s Pride
Winesap
Winter Banana
Wintergreen
Wolf River
Worcester Pearmain
Yarlington Mill
Yellow Bellflower
Yellow Transparent

APRICOT
Montrose
Mormon/Chinese

ASIAN PEAR
Atago
Chojuro
Hamese
Ichiban Nashi
Mishirasu
Shinko
Shinseiki
Shinsui
Ya Li
Yakumo

CHERRY
Angela
Bing
Danube
Early Burlat
Glacier
Hartland
Hudson
Kristin
Lapins
Montmorency
Northern Star
Rainier
Schneider
Surefire
Sweetheart
White Gold

EURPEAN PEAR
Anjou
Arabitka
Atlantic Queen
Bella de Guigno
Bosc
Clapp’s Favorite
Comice
Concorde
Conference
Dr. Jules Guyot
Flemish Beauty
Forelle
Grandpa’s Pear
Highland
Orcas
Red Clapp
Rescue
Seckel
Spalding
Sucree Rosee
Ubileen Gift
Warren

FIG
Brown Turkey
Desert King
Neverella

GRAPE
Canadice
Himrod
Interlaken
Island Belle
Lyndon Blue
Sweet Sensation

PLUM
Beach Plum
Beauty
Coe’s Golden Drop
Early Golden
Early Laxton
Green Gage
Imperial Epineuse
Kuban comet
Methley
Mt. Royal
Opal
Reine de Mirabelle
Satsuma
School House
Seneca
Shiro
Valor
Victoria
Victory
Yellow Plum

QUINCE
Aromatnaya

SHIPOVA

CORNELIAN CHERRY
Olga
Evgeny

February Member Meeting

FEBRUARY 14TH – PROGRAM at 10am
Greg Giuliani will be giving a slide presentation in two parts about rootstock.
Part 1: History, characteristics and practical application of rootstocks.
Break for coffee and snacks
Part 2: Geneva Research Station’s development of rootstock for commercial propagation.
Following Greg’s presentation Laure will lead and light pruning and discussion in the orchard.
If you’re going to be doing work in the orchard be sure to note your times for Sandy Bowman’s log. Paul will have a sheet for that purpose.

Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

January Member Meeting

January Member Meeting (Jan 17, 10-12 noon)
Laure Jansen will lead Scion wood preparation workshop
Members bring their own scionwood and will learn how to prepare it for maximum viability when it’s to be grafted. Our March meeting will be the grafting workshop.
Door Prize: Long Handled Fruit Pickers, tined and bucket types.
Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

November Member Meeting

November Member Meeting (Nov 8th, 10-12 noon)
Topic is “Panel Discussion: Cooking with Fruit” feature Tracey Bernal, former Pastry chef.
Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Volunteer opportunities at Fall Fruit Show

Many helping hands make lighter work for all volunteers.
The 2014 STFS FFS like past shows has been planned and is being put on by volunteer STFS members.

If you still want to help, please consider volunteering for the following task(s):

 -Arrive at 7 AM at Cedar Valley Grange to unload supplies from vehicles and begin arranging onsite tables and chairs for information displays, fruit sampling and educational talks

 -Arrive at 8 AM at Cedar Valley Grange to spread table cloth, sort and set out fruit for sampling, hang signage and assist other volunteers at display tables

 -Arrive at 9 AM at Cedar Valley Grange to assist with any last minute tasks

 =During the show activities (10 AM to 3 PM) at Cedar Valley Grange: Bring several pieces of any unique fruit varieties you would like to share with other members and attendees during the fruit show

 =During the show activities (10 AM to 3 PM) at Cedar Valley Grange: Enjoy talks, displays and discussion with other attendees and/or assist other volunteers who:

 +Cut fruit for sampling
+Distribute fruit samples to other attendees
+Keep fruit sampling areas clean
+Cider press fruit (outside so bring a coat)
+ID fruits brought onsite
+Build SWD traps
+Lead kids in craft project
+Sharpen tools
+Assist vendors and other volunteers with information displays and at membership/admissions table in the basement
+Announce and direct attendees to upstairs for the following talks: 

@10:30 – Stone Fruit Culture in Spain (Greg Guiliani)
@ 12:00 – Protecting Your Winter Orchard from Furry Pests (Dave Pehling)
@1:00 – Growing Pears in the Pacific Northwest  (Jacky King)
@2:00 – Latest News About Kiwis for Puget Sound Region (Bob Glansman)

 =Arrive or stay until 3 PM at Cedar Valley Grange to assist with teardown and take home fruit and other supplies left over from show  

 All help is appreciated.  Thanks for considering this request. 

Lecture Schedule for Fall Fruit Show, Oct 25

Lectures will be given throughout the day at the
2014 Seattle Tree Fruit Society Fall Fruit Show
Saturday Oct 25, 10am-3pm
Cedar Valley Grange Hall
20526 52nd Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Here is the lecture schedule.

10:30 – Cherry Production in Zaragoza, Spain (Greg Guiliani)
Greg, along with some other fruit enthusiasts, toured the Zaragoza fruit producing region of Spain in late May and early June. He will present a slide show of the trip and talk about what was learned about this area’s techniques for producing cherries.
12:00 – Protecting Your Winter Orchard from Furry Pests (Dave Pehling)
Dave has worked for the WSU Snohomish extension since 1978. Trained as a Zoologist, he wears many hats, being well regarded for his knowledge of pollination, entomology, and pest management. Dave has taught classes in vertebrate pest management for WSU in the Master Gardener program, as well as the Livestock Advisor program. This presentation will focus on the methods available to control voles and other vertebrate orchard pests.
1:00 – Growing Pears in the Pacific Northwest (Jacky King)
Jacky King has worked at the Fruit Horticulture department of NWREC since 1979. She has been active in many trials at this facility, including Cider Apples, Crab Apples, Grapes, and Alternative Crops. She will discuss the varieties of pears that do well in the Pacific Northwest, the techniques required for a successful crop, and factors that affect the pear crop.
2:00 – The Latest News About Kiwis for the Puget Sound Region (Bob Glansman)
“KiwiBob” will discuss the best methods for success in growing all types of kiwis in the Pacific Northwest. Included in this presentation are discussions of different kiwi species, varieties that perform best in this area, and cultural tips. The recently occurring Actinidia Yellow Leaf Spot (AYLS) disease will also be a focus of this presentation.

Show details:
STFS members – free admission
Members of other WCFS chapters – free admission
Non-members joining STFS when entering FFS – free admission
General public adults – $10 & kids free

LEARN ABOUT CORNELIAN CHERRIES, Sep 27 MEMBER MEETING

AN INVITATION: COME LEARN ABOUT CORNELIAN CHERRIES
The next Member Meeting of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society will be Saturday September 27, 9-11am. The featured talk will be on Cornelian Cherries (Cornus mas). The meeting location is The Brig at Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. This meeting is open to the public.

What is a Cornelian Cherry? Here is a catalog description:
“A unique and attractive form of Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry is native to Ukraine and other regions around the Black Sea. Growing as a shrub or small tree, it is valued for its tasty fruit and for its ornamental value. Depending on the variety, Cornelian Cherry fruit can taste like a Cherry or a wild plum. It is very high in Vitamin C and is good for fresh eating, preserves, juice, and wine.” – One Green World

CornusMas

STFS OFFERS CIDER PRESSING IN BALLARD SEPT 28

This has been a great year for fruit. Here is another opportunity to turn that bumper apple crop into cider. The Seattle Tree Fruit Society will have a booth at the Sustainable Ballard Festival – Sept. 28, 11:00am to 6:00pm, and will operate a Cider Press all day. Here is a link: http://www.sustainableballard.org/festival/ .

STFS 2014 Fall Fruit Show Poster

STFS FALL FRUIT SHOW POSTER
Announcing the Seattle Tree Fruit Society Fall Fruit Show
Saturday Oct 25, 10am-1pm
Cedar Valley Grange Hall
20526 52nd Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

STFSPoster2014

See a higher resolution version here:
2014 Fall Poster low-res