WATERLOO, N.Y. — Have you eaten figs but wonder how they are grown? Have you ever thought about growing figs, or you are growing figs and want to learn more? Here is your chance to ask grower Don Caldwell, Annelise Farms, all your fig questions!
Stop by the old Stark Street Gardens location at 79 Stark Street, Waterloo any time between 2PM and 4PM for an open house featuring a fig tree project that is part of a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant. You can see figs grown in pots and in the ground both in a greenhouse and outside. Don will do fig tree pruning demonstrations, give a tour of potted and inground fig trees, show you low tunnel winter protection for inground figs, demonstrate bending conduit for low tunnels, show drip irrigation/greenhouse considerations, demonstrate root cuttings and discuss market considerations for figs.
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide samples of recipes utilizing the figs grown at Annelise Farms as well as nutrition information about figs. Lake Drum Brewing will offer light refreshments and cider sampling. Come and learn about this little known fruit and find out how it can be successfully grown here in New York State. For further information please contact Patti Paine at Cornell Cooperative Extension, 315-539-9251 or email pap11@Cornell.edu.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County