Greener BeeGreen TipsGreen Valley Gardeners: Citrus, fruit tree expert shares tips

Come learn about growing and caring for fruit trees in Green Valley. The Green Valley Gardeners will feature Glenn Wright at their Feb. 4 morning lecture. You will get to learn first-hand from the guy who teaches the University of Arizona Master Gardeners about citrus and fruit trees.

Wright lives in Yuma and is the associate extension specialist for the Arizona Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Whether you want one dwarf tree or a mini-orchard, bring your

questions about care of your stone fruits such as best varieties for this area, care of young and bearing trees, spray schedules, pruning to train your trees, pollination, fruit thinning, irrigation, nutrition, and harvesting of the fruit

Wright received his bachelor’s degree in Colorado and then his master’s and Ph.D. at Texas AM. He is widely known by the commercial citrus and fruit growers and is involved in all commercial fruit production here in Arizona. He lets someone else do nuts. Besides citrus and fruit, he works with commercial growers of dates, pomegranate and, more recently, olives.

Wright splits his time among extension outreach, research and teaching. His current activities include developing field research and educational programs that benefit fruit growers, serving as an information resource to the citrus industry, and testing new citrus varieties and rootstocks.

You will learn a lot from this guy! Bring your citrus questions.

Green Valley Gardeners’ seminars begin at 9:30 a.m. at the GVR Desert Hills Center, 2980 S. Camino del Sol, and last one hour. Come as early as 9 a.m. for coffee, socializing and, if you have a gardening question, Master Gardeners will be on hand to help.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Green Thumb is provided by the Green Valley Gardeners and seminar speakers.

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