Fruit Q&A with Don & John

Don’t know which variety will work best in your yard? Unsure what that thing is eating the leaves on your pear tree? Or maybe you are wondering what a grafted tree is?

I’ve got just the guys to answer those questions. And any other ones you can think of.  Meet Don & John.

Don Ricks has been leading the charge on applying foot socks to apples & pears throughout the city. While Don shies away from the term “expert”, he’s very knowledgeable about fruit trees and pest prevention. He’s very involved with the Friends of Piper’s Orchard and sits on the City Fruit Advisory Committee.

John Reardon is a long-time member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society and has spent many years helping educate and inform people on the proper methods for caring for fruit trees. He also sits on the City Fruit Advisory Committee.

These two guys know a lot about fruit, fruit trees, pest prevention, etc. And they’ve graciously agreed to (try to) answer any question you have.

So if you’ve got a couple burning questions, please send them to [email protected]. We’ll pick a couple and share the answers here each month or so.

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3 Responses to Fruit Q&A with Don & John

  1. Hazel Singer says:

    Thanks Fruit Guys! This is a fabulous service to the fruit growing-caring-eating community. We are very lucky to have access to your knowledge.

  2. Diana says:

    This is awesome! So what is going on with the plum trees this year? Mine looks just dreadful.

  3. admin says:

    yeah, our plum trees look bad this year too. well, one more than the other. it’s a good question that i hope the fruit guys can help answer!

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