Tag Archives: 2019 Urban Orchard Series

Urban Orchard Series: Unusual Fruit Trees

Unusual fruit trees will feature trees that are unique and have potential in the county: persimmon, jujube and our beloved fig. This workshop will be hosted at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station (BEES) orchard and classroom. Workshop fee is $20 and registration will open for each class starting mid-December 2018. The Urban Orchard Series is supported by Brazoria County AgriLife Extension and Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, focusing on supporting and improving the home orchard. For more information, call: 979-864-1558; email: sbrueggerhoff@tamu.edu

Urban Orchard Series: Maintenance

Orchard maintenance is a hands-on workshop training you on proper techniques and strategies to keep your fruit trees productive: seasonal spraying, insect management and general care. This workshop will be hosted at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station (BEES) orchard and classroom. Workshop fee is $20 and registration will open for each class starting mid-December 2018. The Urban Orchard Series is supported by Brazoria County AgriLife Extension and Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, focusing on supporting and improving the home orchard. For more information, call: 979-864-1558; email: sbrueggerhoff@tamu.edu

Urban Orchard Series: Grafting

Fruit tree grafting is a hands-on workshop training you on grafting basics focusing on pecans and figs: rootstock, grafting techniques and demonstration, and appropriate varieties for Brazoria County. This workshop will be hosted at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station (BEES) orchard and classroom. Workshop fee is $20 and registration will open for each class starting mid-December 2018. The Urban Orchard Series is supported by Brazoria County AgriLife Extension and Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, focusing on supporting and improving the home orchard. For more information, call: 979-864-1558; email: sbrueggerhoff@tamu.edu

Urban Orchard Series: Pruning

Fruit tree pruning is a hands-on workshop training you on pruning basics: function and form, open center versus central leader, tree shaping and more. We will include information on maintenance and fertilizer scheduling. This workshop will be hosted at the Brazoria Environmental Education Station (BEES) orchard and classroom. Workshop fee is $20 and registration will open for each class starting mid-December 2018. The Urban Orchard Series is supported by Brazoria County AgriLife Extension and Horticulture Agent Stephen Brueggerhoff, focusing on supporting and improving the home orchard. For more… Read More →

Persimmon for a Fruitful Winter

I am a recent convert to the delicious taste of persimmon. We have a tree at Extension’s Brazoria Environmental Education Station (BEES) orchard in Angleton that produced fruit with a sweet and almost jelly-like flesh that was outstanding in taste and texture. I invite you to consider persimmon for your home orchard. While native varieties such as the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) can be cultivated, varieties of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki), sometimes called Oriental persimmon or Kaki, are often used in space constricted urban orchards. These fruiting members… Read More →