Here is what Fruitmania 2017 is ALL about.
May 20th, 2017
An all day fruit grower’s garden school for the home gardener
Presented by Terra Bella Garden Center
The Lowcountry Fruit Growers Society
Registration will begin at 8 am
Classes will begin at 9 am
9am-Welcome and Opening Statements-(Karsten McElfresh/ Owner Terra Bella Garden Center& Darren Sheriff/ Manager TBGC)
Class 1: 9:15am-10:30am-Citrus In The Lowcountry-By The Citrus Guy
Class 2: 10:45am-11:30am- Other Fruits of the Lowcountry-TBA
Class 3: 11:30am- 12noon- Air Layering/Propagation-Darren
LUNCH: 12noon – 1:20 pm Lunch is on your own.(Many Restaurants within 1-1.5 miles)
Class 4: 1:30pm – 2:15pm- Oddball Fruits- Darren Sheriff
Class 5: 2:30pm - 3:20pm- Growing up in SC/fruits-Anthony Melton
Class 6: 3:30pm - 4:15-Summertime Pest Control- Kathy Woolsey
4:15-?? Closing remarks-Jam/Jelly Results announced
People’s Choice Jam/Jelly Contest rules
Anybody registered for Fruitmania 2017 or participating may enter.
Jam/Jelly must be made with fruit or vegetable, does not have to have been grown by exhibitor.
Crackers and knives will be provided for tasting.
All registrants to Fruitmania GS will be supplied with one vote per category. The Jam/Jelly that receives the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice for best tasting.
There will be four categories:
The winner of each category will go head to head to determine “Best Overall” and that will be decided by the Terra Bella Garden Center Staff.
Please put name and type of Jam/Jelly on the bottom of the jar.
Other important notes:
Fruiting plants and trees will be 10% off that day.
Static displays of various fruit growing techniques and other related matters will be around.
Door Prizes-Product Samples