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Apple trees need good pollination

The Elliott is available from some local nurseries, but if not, contact the grower at 226-3953 or write to 4950 North Canyon Road, Provo, UT 84604.

It takes at least two different types of apples for successful pollination. Crab apples that bloom at the same time as your apple trees work well to pollinate them. Ideally, they should grow within 50 feet of your trees.

Fruit blossoms are pollinated by bees. To protect these vital insects, do not spray insecticides near trees while they are flowering.

For a variety listing of recommended apple varieties for Utah, please check my Web site www.larrysagers.com

Saturday, April 21: Utah State University Extension Service and Davis County Library's "Spring Fling" garden series at the Davis County Courthouse, 28 E. State, Farmington, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three sessions will offer nine gardening topics. The cost is $3. Call 451-3204 for a registration form.

Saturday, April 28: NaDene Wiser, a USU advanced master gardener, will teach basic gardening skills at the Central Branch of the Davis County Library, 155 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton. Time is 10 a.m. to noon. There is no charge. Also sponsored by USU and the Davis County Library. For information, call 451-3204.