Alpharetta To Host Workshop On Growing Fruit In Georgia

Released October 21, 2016 02:30 PM

The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, along with the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County and the North Fulton Master Gardeners, will offer a free workshop on growing fruit for homeowners on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  The class will be held at the City of Alpharetta Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009.

Nothing is better than the taste of fresh fruit straight from your backyard!  Learn more about fruits that grow well in Georgia – even in small backyards. This class will cover fruit trees (apple, peach, cherry, pear, and fig), brambles (raspberry, blackberry), blueberries, strawberries, and grapes. This is the best time of year to plant fruit trees and shrubs.  Their roots can start getting established over the winter, enabling the plants to grow more in the spring and possibly produce. We will talk about selection, planting, pruning, disease / pest control, and harvesting. Additional resources will also be provided. The recipes are up to you!

Please call (678) 297-6200 by November 8, 2016 to register.  For more information about this event, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6213 or