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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

This blog is not for garden related questions.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Small Fruits, planting, care and maintenance - Feb. 3

Ripening Strawberries
Friday, February 3, UWEX Rock County Ag. Educator Nick Baker, will present a talk on small fruits.  The class will be held in the second floor conference room (the CCC room) in the Rock County Courthouse at 5:30 pm.

Small fruits are those which are small but highly productive. This makes them well suited to the small garden or yard.

So, what exactly are small fruits?  For the purposes of this class, strawberries, red raspberries, currants, gooseberries, grapes, and elderberries.  (Note:  This is not a complete list.)

Educational materials regarding the planting, care, and maintenance of small fruits can be found at The Learning Store, which is a division of the UWEX.
Yellow Gooseberry

Information about small fruits would be found under the heading Lawn & Garden, sub-heading Fruit.

Use the following links to find the information you want.

One of the reference documents that you may find particularly helpful in choosing your small fruits is UWEX publication A2582 - Home Fruit Cultivars for Southern Wisconsin.  Although this publication includes other fruits as well - apples, stone fruits, and others, the Small Fruit sections begins on Page 5 in the right-hand column.  Below are a few other publications that may help as well.
Black Raspberry

A2307 - Fertilizing Small Fruits in the Home Garden
A1960 - Growing Currants, Gooseberries, & Elderberries in Wisconsin
A1656 - Growing Grapes in Wisconsin
A1597 - Growing Strawberries in Wisconsin
A1610 - Growing Raspberries in Wisconsin

Frontenac - Door County.

This is a Master Gardener approved Continuing Education program which will award 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour of participation.

For more information about this program contact Kim Mork at the UWEX office, 608-757-5696.

All photographs used in this announcement are property of the UWEX.