Managing a Fruit Tree from Rootstock to Fruiting with Speaker Greg Giuliani

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a potluck dinner and speaker, Greg Giuliani, on Thursday evening, July 11 at 6 pm for a Potluck dinner.  Giuliani will instruct on the many aspects of raising a fruit tree through the first five years of life successfully.  Giuliani will review rootstock selection, soils and soil hydration, planting, site relationship, sun/light, root competition, pollination, planting depth, support, and the best time to plant.  Giuliani has been a home orchardist in the Woodinville area for 15 years. He grew up on a farm near Fall City which had a 1930’s Orchard and has been a member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society since the late 90’s. He has learned to graft to enable him to produce fruit varieties that are not available in nurseries. He also enjoys experimenting with different growing and pruning techniques.

The dinner and meeting will be at the Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.   Please arrive at 6 pm to help set up the dinner table.  The Potluck dinner will be ready to enjoy at 6:20 pm and the speaker will being at 7 pm. 

You can sign up to bring a dish at  or come prepared with something to share with 5 friends.  Visitors welcome! This is a great way to meet members that share the same passion for growing fruit as you do!

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