Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day

Anyone heading up to Washington in October might be interested in this event--
*Apple and Pear Harvest Field Day *

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) presents its Apple
and Pear Harvest on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Washington State University Northwest Washington Research and Extension
Center (WSU-NWREC), 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, Washington.

Hosted in cooperation with WSU-NWREC, this year’s event will have talks
about cider (non-alcoholic), apple diseases, and orchard pest management.
Cider tasting, and sampling of heirloom apples such as Ashmead’s Kernel and
Blue Pearmain will be followed by an open orchard event for you to find and
pick your favorite apples and pears.  The WWFRF Fruit Display Garden
contains one of the largest and most varied collections of antique apple
trees in western Washington. Free to members of WWFRF; Non-members: $15
Single or $30 Family. Go to for more information.

The Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF) was
created in 1991 to help fund the Tree Fruit Varietal Research conducted at
the Washington State Northwest University Research and Extension Center
(WSU-NWREC). WWFRF volunteers are dedicated to supporting research and
educating the public on the special fruit growing conditions found in the
Pacific Northwest region.

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