Backyard basics to focus on fruit production on April 26

Do you have fruit trees you wish you could get more (or better) fruit from? Or is planting fruit trees a goal? Plan to join Fort Bend Master Gardener Deborah Birge for a “Backyard Basics” talk on Fruit Production, presented by the Master Gardeners and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County on Saturday, April 26th

Ms. Birge, who earned the designation of Citrus Specialist in 2011 and National Plant Diagnostic Network First Detector in 2013, will talk about the broad range of fruit tree maintenance, from planting bare root trees to pruning, pest control, harvesting and getting the most of your nutritious produce. She’ll discuss which varieties are best for growing in Fort Bend County.

The program, from 8:30 to 11 am, will be at the Fort Bend County Extension Office at 1402  Band Road in Rosenberg. 

“Backyard Basics” programs in the coming months will focus on: “Culinary Herbs” on May 10, “Aquaponics” on June 28th, “Poultry” on July 12th, “Vermicomposting” on August 16th, “Grilling” on Sept. 6th, “Freezing & Dehydration” on Sept. 20th, “Canning” on October 11th and “Jams & Jellies” on November 8th

Registration for each class is $15 for an individual, $25 for a couple. Some classes may include a fee for optional materials. Kids under 10 accompanied by parents are free. 

For more information, contact Brandy Rader at or 281-342-3034. Visit or to download flyers and registration forms. 

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