- Author: Anne Schellman
- Soils and fertilizers
- Basic horticulture and botany
- Growing fruit and vegetables
- Water wise and sustainable landscaping
- Gardening for pollinators
- Integrated pest management
- Plant identification
And much more!
What's Ahead for our Program
Future Training Classes
Our program is modeled after the UCCE San Joaquin Master Gardeners, which train every-other-year. This means we will not have a training class for new Master Gardeners in 2023.
Summer 2023 – Advertisement and Email to Interest List
Fall 2023 – Informational Meetings & Interviews
January 2024 – New Program Starts
Make sure you are on our interest list, and that you receive this e-newsletter, the Stanislaus Sprout, so you don't miss our training class announcement./h3>/h3>/h3>
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Harvest Hall Rooms D& E at the Agricultural Center at the corner of Crows Landing and Service Road in Modesto.
Address: 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358.
Instructors: Master Gardeners Heidi Aufdermaur and Denise Godbout-Avant
Questions: call (209) 525-6862
Sign Up online: http://ucanr.edu/bees/2022
- Author: Anne Schellman
Deciduous Fruit Trees
Deciduous fruit trees lose their leaves each winter. These trees include apple, pear, cherry, nectarine, peach, plum, and apricot; it does not include citrus or avocado trees, which are evergreen.
What is a Bare Root Fruit Tree?
A “bare root” fruit tree is a tree sold in its dormant state. The tree has no leaves, is not actively growing, and is sold without a pot. When you choose your tree, a store employee pulls it out of a large container with other trees that is filled with sawdust. The tree roots are wrapped with moistened newspaper, and then covered over with butcher paper and tied with a string. You'll be advised to take it home and plant it right away. Some garden centers may sell bare root fruit trees in plastic bags. If the material around the roots is moist and the roots have not dried out, the tree should be healthy.
Choosing a Fruit Tree
I have a Small Yard or an Apartment, Can I have a Fruit Tree?
Deciduous fruit trees as well as evergreen fruit trees get very large. Fruit trees grafted onto dwarfing rootstock and labeled “genetic dwarf” are smaller than semi-dwarf and standard trees, however they have extensive roots and are not recommended for containers. One exception is the kumquat, a sweet and tangy citrus fruit. Small yards can have fruit trees, but you have to start your tree out right for this to work.
If you live in an apartment and want fruit, you can grow your own blueberries or strawberries in containers. See our publications:
Blueberries in Your Garden https://ucanr.edu/sites/CEStanislausCo/files/111737.pdf
Strawberries in Your Garden https://ucanr.edu/sites/CEStanislausCo/files/111651.pdf
Registration Open for our Free Class
We hope to “see” you at our Planting and Pruning Bare Root Fruit Trees Zoom class at the end of the month! If you miss it, you can find it later on our YouTube Channel.
When: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Register at: http://ucanr.edu/bareroot2022
Instructors: Hector Vera-Uribe and Johnny Mullins
There's still time to register for our class in English on August 31 at 6:00 p.m. The class will be held outdoors in a shady spot near Harvest Hall. Participants will receive a handout and free seeds.
When: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Harvest Hall at the Agricultural Center at the corner of Crows Landing and Service Road in Modesto. 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358.
Instructors: Master Gardeners Rho Yare and Ted Hawkins
Sign Up: http://ucanr.edu/fallvegs/2022 or contact Misa at (209) 525-6800 to register
Where: On Zoom. You will receive a link the morning of the class.
When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Register at: http://ucanr.edu/water-wise/2021
Instructors: Instructors Denise Godbout-Avant and Johnny Mullins
The recording will be posted to our YouTube channel at http://ucanr.edu/youtube/ucmgstanislaus