Southern Appalachian Plant Society


Easy-to-Grow Fruit Crops

Dr David Lockwood

UT Extension Specialist

Thursday, March 18, at 7 p.m.

This is a free Zoom presentation, but pre-registration is required. Registration deadline is noon on Thursday, March 18. *

Learn which fruit crops are best adapted to our area and how best to plant and care for them from one of Tennessee’s top fruit experts. A popular speaker with professionals and home gardeners alike, Dr. Lockwood will provide guidance on variety/rootstock selections, any major limitations, pest management challenges, and more. He will focus on the most common tree fruit and small fruit crops, and, as time permits, venture into some of the lesser known fruits. Bring your questions and learn how to make an edible landscape a reality.

David Lockwood was raised and worked on a fruit farm in Upstate New York near the south shore of Lake Ontario where his family grew apples, cherries, pears and prunes. He received his PhD from the University of Georgia and joined the faculty of the UT Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in 1973. He holds an 85%/15% split appointment in Extension at the UT and UGa. At UT he is responsible for developing and maintaining educational programs in tree fruit, small fruit, tree nut and fruit tree nurseries. In Georgia, his focus is on apples. Included in this effort are publication development, newsletters, meetings, mass media, personal communication and personal visits. He serves as a resource person for the county Extension staffs. He also is involved in applied research on fruit and nut crops at Research and Education Centers in Tennessee and Georgia. In addition, he has traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States as well as in many foreign countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. Dr Lockwood is recognized as a grape specialist and wine connoisseur. He teaches the viticulture portion of “Grapes and Wines of the Mediterranean Region,” a study abroad course conducted in Cortona, Italy.

* You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 18, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this  meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

When joining the meeting, participants will be put in a “waiting room” and the host will begin admitting them at 6:50pm and will continue to admit participants from that point on.