There are many exciting possibilities for prairie gardeners interested in growing their own fruit in a backyard setting. Dr. Ronald will discuss how to plan and maintain a home orchard, including cultivar selection and cultural techniques he has learned through practical experience. Other concepts to be presented include: the healing properties of “Super-fruits”, the value of edible ornamentals, and the possibilities for prairie fruit products.
Dr. Philip Ronald was raised in the Canadian prairies and educated in plant breeding and horticulture at the University of Manitoba and University of Saskatchewan. Philip presently divides his time between teaching horticulture at the University of Manitoba, managing Riverbend Orchards, a 20 acre fruit farm and providing support to the research and marketing programs at Jeffries Nurseries. He resides near Portage la Prairie with his wife Karen and their children.
This workshop is presented again at 1 PM.