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Pruning Raspberries and Other Bramble Fruits: A Hands-on Workshop

Event Details

March 25, 2017
10:00 am-12:00 pm

Wards Berry Farm
614 South Main Street
Sharon, MA
United States
42° 5' 56.1552" N, 71° 13' 0.4656" W
Handicap access available
Doreen York

Raspberries are among the favorite fruits grown in home gardens and offer some of the most challenges to gardeners.  There are many types of ‘bramble’ fruit including summer red, yellow or black raspberries, blackberries, and fall bearing types of all colors.  Each has a somewhat unique growth habit and requires specialized pruning to be most successful. This workshop will provide information on all types of raspberries and an opportunity for hands-on pruning for participants to gain confidence in pruning their own plants at home. We’ll learn about tool maintenance and sharpening, too.  Bring your own tools or use ours.

This workshop will be partially out of doors, so please dress appropriately for potentially wet, cold, and muddy conditions.