The persimmon collection at the Center contains various cultivars that are not widely available and are sought after by avid fans of this fruit.
Persimmon cultivars are classified in relation to fruit astringency at harvest: Pollination Constant Non Astringent (PCNA), Pollination Variant Non Astringent (PVNA), Pollination Variant Astringent (PVA) and Pollination Constant Astringent (PCA). The varieties that were evaluated during the tasting included California Fuyu (PCNA), Gosho (PCNA), OC Fuyu (PCNA), Imoto (PCNA), Matsumoto Wase (PCNA), True Fuyu (PCNA), Trible (PVNA), Jiro (PCNA), Kurakuma (PCNA), and Fuyu F8(PCNA).
Participants, young and old alike, expressed their excitement for the opportunity to sample the various varieties not commonly available in the marketplace in addition to (7) early Cherimoya varieties: Fino de Jete, Bays, Sabor, Lisa, Thomson, Orton and Knight.
Many thanks to the staff; UCCE Master Food Preservers and Master Gardener volunteers who helped with the slicing, setup, facilitating, and clean up. Very special acknowledgment to the team of volunteers led by Isabel Barkman assist with our orchards year-round and for their hard work harvesting, labeling, and preparing the persimmons and cherimoyas for this event.
Yes, you read correctly. We will have several varieties of cherimoyas available to taste in addition to the persimmons during our annual "persimmon" tasting on Thursday, November 9th. Come on out and give your taste buds a treat with these fall delicacies.
9:00 am to 10:00 am VIP Activity (see below) Pre-registration and fee required
10:30 am to 11:00 am Lecture – Safe Food Handling & Persimmon Recipe Options - free
11:00 am to 12:30pm Persimmon and Cherimoya Tasting - free
SUCCULENT PLANT SALE - BLOW OUT PRICES!!! 10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM
For more information go to http://screc.ucanr.edu/?calitem=376819&g=68933
Location 7601 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA
Be sure to join us for the UC ANR South Coast REC Persimmon Tasting and Plant Sale
9:00 am to 10:00 am VIP Activity (see below) Pre-registration required
10:30 am to 11:00 am Lecture – Safe Food Handling & Recipe Options
11:00 am to 12:30pm Tasting (pending availability)
PLANT SALE - BLOW OUT PRICES!!! 10:00 AM TO 12:30 PM - SORRY, NO CREDIT CARDS - CHECK OR CASH ONLY
****SPECIAL V.I.P. OPPORTUNITY****
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - FEE PAYABLE AT REGISTRATION - SEE BELOW (SORRY, NO CREDIT CARDS)
Join UC ANR South Coast REC's own persimmon aficionados, Isabel Barkman and Kent Marshall, UCCE Orange County Master Gardener and CA Rare Fruit Grower Volunteers, for a special VIP fall stroll through the Center's persimmon collection. Learn fun facts and have questions answered about these delectable wonders of the fall.
Following the tour, enjoy a U-pick opportunity harvesting Hachiya persimmon varieties great for pairing with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes, preserving, or try your hand at Hoshigaki - the ancient Japanese art of drying persimmons.
For VIP tour reservations please fill out the form at the following link:
*Tour fee is $35, includes (1) large bag for Hachiya variety persimmon harvest. Additional bags available for $20 ea.
Space is limited to (60). Deadline to register is November 7th, 2017
Cash or Check Accepted Only - Sorry NO credit cards. Please make checks payable to: UC Regents
In case you missed the recent Pitahaya 'Dragon Fruit' Festival held this last August at the UC ANR South Coast REC, be sure to read Jeannette Warnert's blog article: http://ucanr.edu/?blogpost=25044&blogasset=91109#.
Introduction to Image Processing and GIS for Natural Resources
Goal: Provide overview of geospatial technologies for monitoring and mapping natural resources, with hands on experience using on practical examples.
For information regarding the accompanying Drone Technologies for Natural Resources workshop on September 13th please Click Here.
This course content is the result of a collaborative effort between UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program, http://igis.ucanr.edu, and the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF), http://gif.berkeley.edu/
Audience: Public and private resource professionals as well as UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists.
Requirement: Participants must bring a laptop computer with a recent version of either ArcGIS installed on it.
ArcGIS can be obtained for UC ANR and UC AES work computers free of charge at Click Here
Please download the ArcGIS software and request a user license several days in advance of the workshop to ensure that it is properly functioning before the workshop date.
When & Where: September 14th, 2017, from 11am to 4:00pm, with a catered lunch from 12 to 1pm.
University of California, South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618
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Cost: $50 (account # and contact information required for UC affiliates)
Register: Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 25 participants, so please sign up early.
Contact: For more information regarding the content of the workshop, contact Sean Hogan of the UC Informatics and GIS (IGIS) Statewide Program, at 530-750-1322, email@example.com