Event Calendar
Saturday January 26, 2019 10:00 A.M.
Meeting: Chapter Meeting
Place:
     Sepulveda Gardens
                16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Program: Annual Grafting Demo & Scion Exchange

There will be grafting demonstrations by some of our most successful grafters at our January meeting, followed by our annual
scion exchange.
Please bring plant materials to share (scions, cuttings, seeds, etc.)
NO CUTTINGS FROM PATENTED TREES, NO CITRUS PLEASE
Scion wood preparation info:
Wood should come from clean, disease-free plants. Cut as near to our meeting date as possible.
Select straight wood from last year’s growth. Scions should be 1/4” – 3/8” diameter
  
(pencil size) and contain several buds (2 -3 minimum).
Bundle by variety in a moist paper towel(s) and place in a ziplock-type bag, leaving a slight opening in the bag for the wood to
breathe. Make
sure that the towel(s) stay damp as long as the wood is stored.
Label each bag with fruit type and variety, as well as any additional information you feel is pertinent
 
(i.e. minimum chilling hours; needs pollinator; vigor; zip code; where successfully grown, etc).
Put your name on the bag, in case people have questions.
Keep scion bag in vegetable bin of your refrigerator until the morning of
the exchange. Be careful not to let the scion wood freeze!

At the meeting, please limit yourself to two of any variety until everyone else has had a turn.  Then feel free to go back for more!
Save the Dates – Tentative Calendar 2019
This is the information available so far. Things may change based on availability, circumstances, acts of nature, etc.

March 16 Field Trip - Sylmar High School
• April 27 Field Trip
• May 25 Sepulveda Gardens
• June 22 Field Trip
• July 27 Sepulveda Gardens
• August 24 Field Trip
• September 28 Sepulveda Gardens
• October 26 Field Trip
• November 23 Field Trip
• December 14 Sepulveda Gardens
Meeting: Chapter Meeting
Place: Sepulveda Gardens
      16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316
Program: Dario Grossberger - Cherimoyas
Dario Grossberger
owns and operates Condor Growers in Ventura County, and has been growing cherimoya for nearly 30
years.
Dario’s ranch is one of the largest producers of cherimoya, supplying this delicious fruit all over the United States.
Dario worked in the field of molecular biology prior to producing cherimoya.
He will speak about various aspects of cherimoya production, including varieties, pollination, and marketing.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 10:00 A.M.
If your last name begins with A-M please bring something for our refreshment table.
for our refreshment table.
If your last name begins with N-Z please bring something for our refreshment table.