Learn fruit tree grafting at Sept. 15 field day
CARROLLTON, Miss. -- Producers interested in growing fruit trees can learn about tree grafting and varieties during a Sept. 15 field day.
Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery in Carrollton will host the Alliance of Sustainable Farms event. Attendees will see a grafting demonstration, learn about varieties that grow well in Mississippi and tour the farm’s orchard.
The field day is free, but preregistration is required. Onsite check-in begins at 10 a.m. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. The field day begins at Stephenson’s Bluff, located at 1012 College St. in Carrollton.
Southern Cultured Orchards and Nursery is a full-time nursery business focused on propagating several fruit tree varieties that perform well with minimal care. It grows apples, pears, citrus, figs, and heirloom and exotic fruits.
To register for the field day, contact alliance manager Keith Benson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-988-4999. For travel directions, call Jenniffer Stephenson at 662-458-8138.
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Alliance field day partners and sponsors include the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, Alcorn State University Extension Program, University of Mississippi Transactional Law Clinic, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and Mississippi Department of Education.