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.

2022 Palma Sola Botanical Park Rare Fruit Tree Volunteer Workday

The third 2022 Palma Sola Botanical Park rare fruit tree volunteer workday is scheduled for Friday, September 2. Anyone who would like to help out with weeding, spreading mulch, or pruning can come and go as you please. There will be a brief non-required introduction at 8:00, and an introduction to pruning techniques at 1:00, following a bring-your-own lunch at 12:30.

The display of over 70 tropical fruit trees was created and is maintained by the Manatee Rare Fruit Council, and is the largest such collection in our region. The Park is located in far west Bradenton at 9800 17th Ave NW, across the street from the Robinson Preserve.

Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and sun protection, bring their own beverages and snacks, and may if they wish bring pitchforks, wheelbarrows, and (highly recommended) gloves. Please label any tools you bring with your name.

Please RSVP to Third Insight Design if you are planning to come or have any questions. The MRFC is able to sign off on volunteer hours for high school and others. Please contact us to arrange for this.