New England Orchard Revival:
Resurrecting the Heirloom Apple

This event is the first of the Barn Talks series at Hollister House Garden, an Educational Series for Garden Enthusiasts and Professionals. 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 have guided his career as Director of the HudsonValley Research Laboratory and faculty entomologist at the College of Ag and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Saturday, April 14, 9:30 – 11 am

Cost: HHG Members $30; Non-Members $35
Please register

Hollister House Garden
300 Nettleton Hollow Road