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Learn to grow Peaches, Plums and Nectarines and more!


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Learn how to grow stone fruit

Joe Sewards, an urban and residential horticulturist, will present “Stone fruit for the home landscape” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 W. New York Ave., DeLand.

Stone fruits that prosper in Central Florida include peaches, plums and nectarines. Several varieties of fruit trees will be available for $25 each.

“Stone fruit trees are alternatives to citrus trees which, as we know, are problematic in the home landscape,” Sewards said. “These trees, which have been bred specifically for the Florida climate, are an alternative for those who want to have fruit trees but don't want to deal with the difficult disease issues associated with citrus right now.”

The fee, which includes one free soil test, is $5. Reservations are requested; call the University of Florida/Volusia County Extension at 386-822-5778.