June 20, 2019 – Jeff Schorner; Al’s Family Farms

Update: Schedules change: Mike had a Stuart city council meeting he had to attend in June, Jeff was unable to attend in May, so Larry Zimmerman took questions that month: Why did mangos do so poorly for many people this year? Partly due to the extended rainy weather during flowering which allowed anthracnose fungus to destroy the flowers. Usually a copper spray will stop the fungus, but when it rains every day, that washes the copper off. If it happened to your mango you are not alone. Some varieties are more susceptible than others.

Our speaker in May June was Jeff Schorner from Al’s Family Farms in Fort Pierce at the corner of N. King’s Hwy and Angle Road. Jeff will be speaking about growing oranges. Jeff will also bring his son Matthew, just returned from South Africa where he has studied their citrus agricultural practices.
Our meetings include an educational program, a plant auction, plant raffle, and a tasting table of fruit in season. Bring any extra fruit from your garden to share and give people a chance to experience new tastes and know what fruit they might want to grow.

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