Berkshire Botanical Garden

Unusual Edible Fruits for the New England Landscape

February 04, 2017       10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Education Center at Berkshire Botanical Garden


Take your home orchard beyond apples and plums (or leave these complicated growers behind altogether for other varieties that grow well in the region). Cricket Hill’s Dan Furman will share his experience growing and cultivating various unusual fruits and berries that he has found to grow well at his family’s second-generation nursery in Thomaston, CT. Focusing on the landscape and the ecological planting of these species that bear interesting fruit, Dan will advise experienced orchardists and novices alike on the practice of growing pawpaws, persimmons, quince, Asian pears, elderberries, and more. Exploring everything from basic cultivation to pest and disease issues, this impassioned grower will also impart his propagation know-how for these coveted fruiting plants.

Dan Furman is co-owner Cricket Hill Garden, a second-generation specialty nursery and forest farm, in Thomaston, CT. Since joining the business in 2010, he has worked to expand the peony production program at the nursery, as well as diversify the stock grown to include unusual landscape and forest edibles.

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