- Author: Therese Kapaun
Around 25 members of the California Rare Fruit Growers recently visited Lindcove REC. The event was sponsored by the Sequoia chapter of the club, and Therese Kapaun (Staff Research Associate) was on hand to guide the visitors through the Demonstration Orchard, which contains 180 varieties of citrus. Visitors tasted fruit at their leisure. Of particular interest this year were the blood oranges, notably the Boukhobza orange, which is similar in many ways to a Tarocco-style of blood orange.
Do-it-yourself citrus grafters can purchase clean budwood for more than 300 varieties from the Citrus Clonal Protection Program website http://www.ccpp.ucr.edu/budwood/budwood.php for a nominal fee. For questions regarding the clean budwood program contact Dr. Rock Christiano at firstname.lastname@example.org.