New England Orchard Revival: Resurrecting the Heirloom Apple

Bringing your old apple tree back to life and fruitful production will require vision, a bit of thoughtful commitment, tasteful pruning, much needed but constrained fertilizing and dedicated, knowledgeable seasonal management. This informative and entertaining presentation will touch on New England’s tradition of apple production, practical lessons in heirloom revival, new disease resistant and low impact varieties and some tastings of recently developed varieties to help you consider if apples will be included in your garden design.

Peter Jentsch has been planting, studying and tasting apples for the past 30 years. His passion for pomology and the animals that fertilize fruit trees as host plants has guided his career as Director of the HudsonValley Research Laboratory and faculty entomologist at the College of Ag and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

PRICE: HHG Members $30; Non-Members $35. To register, please visit Hollister House Garden.

‘Barn Talks’ is a new series of educational workshops held at Hollister House Garden. The goal of ‘Barn Talks’ is to engage, educate and bring together both amateur and professional gardeners. The roster of presenters includes horticultural industry professionals with decades of experience, who will share their passion and knowledge. Visit Hollister House Garden Events for more information.

Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Road
Washington, CT 06793