2016 Spring Tree Fruit Meetings – Central Virginia

Central Virginia Tree Fruit Meetings:

Our first technical production meeting of the 2016 Central Virginia Orchard Meeting series begins on Tuesday, April 5th.  It will be hosted by Henry Chiles and everyone at Crown Orchard.  We will be meeting at the Johnson Purvis orchard block which is located just south of the village of Covesville.  DIRECTIONS:  From Charlottesville: Travel on Route 29 south for 15 miles (about 20 minutes). Approximately one mile south of Covesville turn left on Route 632 (Faber Road). From Lynchburg: Travel on Route 29 north. Approximately 1 mile north of the Nelson County line, at the top of the hill, turn right on Route 632 (Faber Road).

The orchard entrance is less than a quarter mile down the road.  Turn left and cross the wooded railway trestle. The orchard is on the other side.

After the in-orchard portion of the program we will be provided lunch by the Chiles family.  Since this is a catered lunch please let us know how many people are planning to attend by calling the Extension office at (434) 263-4035 or replying directly to this email. We owe many thanks to Mr. Chiles and his family for once again providing their hospitality to kick off another season of apple production.

This and all subsequent meetings will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Please come to discuss fruit production issues and concerns with other fruit growers and Extension fruit specialists.  Once again, please bring a bag lunch to our other meetings.  Cold drinks will be provided by the host orchard.


2016 Orchard Meeting Schedule

Date                       Orchard

April   5th                 Crown Orchard

April 19th                 Silver Creek Orchard

May    3rd                 Saunders Brothers Orchard

May  17th                 Dickie Bros. Orchard

May  31st                 Fitzgerald Orchard



Michael W. Lachance

Extension Agent


Lucinda A MacRae

Unit Administrative Assistant

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Nelson County Office

P.O. Box 298

8445 Thomas Nelson Hwy.

Lovingston, VA 22949

Tel 434-263-4035

Fax 434-263-4367

Email lmacrae@vt.edu


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