US (TX): Fruit tree seminars slated for January in San Antonio

Two free seminars on fruit trees will be presented in January by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in collaboration with local independent retail nurseries, said two agency horticulturists.

Both programs will cover the basic steps of selecting appropriate fruit tree species, how to properly plant, train and maintain the trees, and how and when to harvest the fruit.

The first of the two seminars, called Plant an Orchard Now, will be presented by David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County. It will be from 10:30-noon Jan. 16 at Milberger’s Landscape Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 East in San Antonio.

“The public is invited, and 1.5 continuing education units will be awarded to Master Gardeners who attend,” Rodriguez said. “Attendees should bring a pen and a notebook as there will be a lot of information they’ll want to remember.”

The second seminar will be presented by Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist based in Uvalde. It will be from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 23 at Fanick’s Garden Center, 1025 Holmgreen Road in San Antonio.

Three continuing education units will be awarded to Master Gardeners who attend this program.

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