TCA Field Day
11 March 2013
Sunday 11.00 am.
Q & A: Apples, Pears and Plums
Varieties, Uses, Cultivation facts, Diseases & Problems.
At the property of Hans and Christina
Hawarden, North Canterbury
This fielday will follow the successful format of last year’s Nuts Q and A.
Two speakers will talk about the three fruit crops, and after each topic the audience will have ample opportunity to ask questions and discuss the crops.
After the Q&A, we’ll break for lunch.
Then Hans will show us around his orchards, which some of you may have visited in February 2010. Since the original visit, plantings have matured and been expanded, and the range of fruit tree crops has increased.
The property consists of 15 acres of sloping land in the Amouri Basin, with stunning views. Hans and Christina have now been at the property for six years, and developed it from a completely bare land block.
There are orchards of:
• Apples; including a large selection of the Heritage Apple Archive varieties;
• European Plums;
• Prune Plums;
• Peaches and Nectarines
• Heirloom vegetables.
How to get to there:
Drive along SH1 as if going to Hamner Springs, turn left along SH7 at Waipara. Carry on until Waikari, but keep on going as if to Hamner springs. Take the second road on the left (after Waikari) towards Hawarden, which is called the Hawarden-Hurunui Rd.
There will be the TCA event sign at their letter box.
Hot water available on site, bring your own picnic lunch.