Extension will host Fall Fruit Harvest Workshop Oct. 17

Published 4:07 pm Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Chilton Research and Extension Center will host its annual Fall Fruit Harvest Workshop on Oct. 17 from 1-4 p.m.

The workshop is open to both commercial growers and home fruit hobbyists.

Indoor seminar topics will include kiwifruit, Oriental Persimmons, muscadine and bunch grapes and health benefits of eating fruits.

The workshop will be followed by an outdoor field tour and discussion of chestnuts, satsumas, pomegranates, primocane, blackberries (fruit in summer and fall), apples, Asian pears, as well as fruit production with high tunnels.

“A wide variety of fruits will be available for tasting including: AU Golden Dragon and AU Golden Sunshine, gold kiwifruit, satsumas, persimmons, blackberries, muscadine, apples, pomegranates, pears, arguta kiwi and grapes,” said Chilton Research and Extension Center Superintendent Jim Pitts in a release.

The program is open and free to anyone interested in growing fruits for fall harvest.

For more information, contact Gary Gray at graygar@aces.edu or (334) 539-2128 or Elina Coneva at edc0001@aces.edu or (334) 844-7230.