- Author: Elizabeth E Grafton-Cardwell
Lindcove REC had 90 growers attend the Friday session and 250 homeowners attend the Saturday session of the Fruit Display and Tasting event last week. More than 160 varieties of citrus were available for tasting. The homeowners walked away with fruit in their bags at the end of the session (> 10,000 pieces of fruit disappeared in 20 minutes) and a new appreciation for the many citrus varieties available. We thank Mikeal Roose and Tim Williams for demonstrating their seedless mandarin varieties, Mary Lu Arpaia and Dave Obenland for testing the citrus taste buds of the consumers in their booths, Farm Advisor Neil O'Connell for providing horticultural advice, Tracy Kahn for giving a walking tour of the demonstration trees, the Master Gardener Program for assisting with teaching and fruit cutting, and of course the staff of Lindcove who made it all happen.