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Terhune Orchards offers free pruning class


Gary Mount, owner of Terhune Orchards, host a free pruning class in his orchards from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, rain or shine.

On 200 acres of preserved farmland, Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, N.J., grows apple, peach and cherry trees, as well as blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and a wide variety of vegetables.

Mount is well-known for his expertise and innovation in growing fruits. He is the research chair of the International Fruit Tree Association, a board member of the New Jersey Horticultural Society and the New Jersey Small Fruit Council.

Mount will explain how to prune fruit trees, the correct time of year to do so, and the tools necessary for success. He will demonstrate in the orchard while answering questions. He also will discuss new varieties of fruit trees suitable for planting by the homeowner.

Terhune Orchards’ own cider and donuts will be served. The class is free but online registration is requested at