Fruit Tree & Grape Vine

Seminar & Pruning Workshop

Don't miss this one day in-depth seminar and pruning workshop on Saturday, March 2nd. Led by Dr. Esmaeil "Essie" Fallahi, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Past-President of the American Society for Horticultural Science. Discover the intricacies of Tree Fruit and grape production in Idaho. Then get hands on fruit tree and grape pruning in the field! This is the perfect seminar and workshop for anyone interested in growing their own backyard orchard or grape vines. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to learn from Dr. Fallahi and connect with fellow enthusiasts in the beautiful landscape of Idaho.

Meet Dr. Esmaeil "Essie" Fallahi

Our esteemed instructor, Dr. Esmaeil "Essie" Fallahi, is the now retired Professor of Pomology and Research Leader of the Pomology Program at the University of Idaho's Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences.

Dr. Fallahi pioneered the Pomology Program, garnering national and international recognition. With a research philosophy centered on understanding the challenges faced by fruit growers, Dr. Fallahi envisions solutions using both basic and applied scientific methods.

Seminar Schedule

9:00-10:00 AM

Fruit Tree production

Discover the intricacies of cultivating fruit trees in Idaho with Dr. Essie. This session unveils key practices for successful orchards in our unique landscape. Gain insights to enhance your fruit-growing endeavors. Class break from 10-10:20

10:20-11:45 AM

Suitable Grapes for Idaho

Explore the world of grapes suited for Idaho's climate with Dr. Essie. Learn about optimal varieties and cultivation techniques. Following the session, engage in a dynamic Q&A — your chance to dig deeper into the nuances of fruit tree and grape cultivation.

11:45-12:30 PM

Lunch Break & Discussion Panel

Recharge during the lunch break and join a captivating panel discussion with Dr. Essie and guest, Jim Zamzow. Share insights, ask questions, and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Lunch is not provided.

12:30-3:00 PM

Hands-On Pruning & Grafting

Get ready to roll up your sleeves! In this hands-on workshop, Dr. Essie will guide you through pruning and grafting fruit trees and grapes. Immerse yourself in practical techniques that will transform your approach to orchard and vine care.

Where the knowledge blossoms

Camille Beckman

175 Rosebud Ln, Eagle ID, 83616

What to bring to class.


Prepare for a hands-on experience! We recommend bringing your own pruning equipment and gloves to make the most of the workshop. Don't worry if you don't have them; we'll have some pruners available to share.

Bring your lunch.

During the lunch break, delve into a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring Dr. Essie and special guest, Jim Zamzow. It's not just a meal break; it's a chance to nourish your mind and engage in insightful conversations. Lunch is not provided.


Seize this rare opportunity to glean insights from a true expert in the field. Dr. Essie has dedicated a lifetime to the care of fruit trees and grapes, and you won't want to miss a moment. Be sure to bring along your favorite note-taking tools to capture every valuable nugget of wisdom shared during this enriching seminar and pruning workshop.