Monday, September 26, 2022

October 2022 Meeting

Join us Monday, October 10th, 2022 at 7 PM 

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Fellow MRFC Members, we hope that you are among the fortunate who have escaped hurricane Ian without major harm, and we share your concern for those in the devastated areas.

Our planned October speaker, Marshall Hartley, asked to postpone his visit while he works to recover from storm damage. We will reschedule him for some time next year.

Although we will not have a presentation, the MRFC will meet on our regular meeting date, October 10 at 7:00 pm. After at most a very short business meeting, we will swap stories, helpful information, and news. We will also have our usual tasting table and raffle table. 

Whether or not you choose to attend, we wish you the best as the Suncoast recovers from this history-making disaster. 

Some good news that need not wait for our meeting is that our rare fruit tree collection at Palma Sola Botanical Park sustained only minor damage. Here is a video provided by our member Mandie Ferguson. We thank her for producing and sharing it, and also for working on some early cleanup at the Park.

Friday, August 26, 2022

September 2022 Meeting - Har Mahdeem - Tools, Products, and Sprays for Growers

Join us Monday, September 12th, 2022 at 7 PM 

Harlee Building/County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221

Speaker: Har Mahdeem

Title: Tools, Products, and Sprays for Growers

Noted tropical fruit expert Har Mahdeem returns to our club this September with a presentation on tools, products, and sprays for growers. Don’t miss this opportunity for info you can use on your own trees.

Har has an entire lifetime of experience with tropical fruit. He grew up in the Amazon region consuming rare jungle fruits and later worked with the famous Zill nursery on their annona breeding program and various germplasm collection trips. Currently he owns a tropical fruit grove and dooryard consulting business specializing in plant nutrition, pruning, grafting/top working and education.

Be sure to check out Har’s many Youtube videos that provide extensive practical advice on tropical fruit horticulture.

The plant raffle and a tasting table are back!  We encourage you to bring a potted plant to raffle or a fruit dish to share.

REMINDER:  Have you paid your 2022 dues yet?  It's easy to pay online (the preferred way), by mail, or by cash or check at the next meeting. Dues are $12 per year and can be paid for 1 or 2 years. Click here for more information about dues and to pay online.