Fall fruit workshop Thursday

Published 10:02 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Fall Fruit Harvest in Alabama Workshop will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Chilton Research and Extension Center in Clanton. Research plots will be visited, and muscadine, bunch grapes, kiwifruit, satsumas, oriental persimmons, fall primocane fruiting blackberries and fruit production with high tunnels will be featured.

Anyone interested in growing fruits for fall harvest will enjoy this program. Participants will be able to taste samples of Golden Sunshine and Golden Dragon golden kiwifruit, primocane fruiting blackberries, Early St. Anne satsumas, several oriental persimmon cultivars and more.

The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in growing or marketing fruit crops for commercial or home use. For more information, contact Gary Gray (334) 539-2128 or Dr. Elina Coneva (334) 844-7230.

Fall Fruit Harvest workshop:

Jim Pitts — 3 p.m. welcome

Dr. William Dozier — Kiwifruit cultivar selection

Dr. Jay Spiers — Satsuma mandarin production

Dr. Elina Coneva — Muscadine and bunch grape growing in Alabama

Dr. Floyd Woods — Health benefits provided by various fruit crops

Bobby Boozer — Primocane blackberry production under high tunnel

Gary Gray — Oriental persimmon production in Alabama

Meeting Adjourn — 5:30 p.m.