A sizable crowd gathered at a Bandera County orchard last week to gain insights into the cultivation and care of fruit trees. The event, organized by Mark Zoeller, Bandera County AgriLife Extension Agent, featured Dr. Larry Stein, a seasoned professional in horticulture from Uvalde.
Dr. Stein led the attendees through practical demonstrations, showcasing techniques for planting, watering, fertilization, pest management, and pruning of various fruit trees. Peach, plum, and pear trees were pruned on-site, with additional guidance on Japanese Persimmons and the propagation of figs from cuttings.
For those who couldn't attend the workshop, comprehensive fruit tree fact sheets are available on the Aggie Horticulture website.
To stay informed about upcoming AgriLife workshops, interested individuals can email Mark.Zoeller@ag.tamu.edu to receive notifications.