CSUN-al Gardening Series: Popular Fruit Trees for the San Fernando Valley
(NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Jul. 6th, 2011) ―
Southern Californians have many choices when it comes to selecting fruit trees for the home garden. Aside from “chill hours” and water requirements, there are additional factors the savvy buyer should consider before purchasing a fruit tree.
At Cal State Northridge’s next CSUN-al Gardening Series event, Edgar Valdivia, a long-time member of the California Rare Fruit Growers Association, will discuss some of the most popular types of fruit trees and how to select the kinds best suited for the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m.
“Here in Southern California, home gardeners are fortunate in being able to grow a wide variety of fruit trees,” said Brenda Kanno, manager of CSUN’s Botanic Garden. “Edgar will explain how to select and grow some of the best and most popular fruit trees.”
Along with sharing some of his personal insights on growing fruit trees, Valdivia also will bring fruit from his home orchard to show the class.
Registration for the class begins Wednesday, July 6. While the class is free, registration is required. To register, please email email@example.com to request a space in the class.
Driving and parking instructions, as well as classroom location, will be sent with confirmation of registration. The same email address may be used for questions about the class.
The California State University, Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to geographically themed plantings and a butterfly garden, there are greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown.
The garden is open to the community. Visit the Botanic Garden website at www.csun.edu/botanicgarden/ for more information.