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Apple, Cherry and Peach Cultivars- A Panel

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Event date/time: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Type: 
Online
Price: 
Free
How to Participate: 

These meetings are free and registration is required to virtually attend. 

This session will be recorded and posted to the UMass Extension Fruit Team YouTube chanel.

To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Terence Bradshaw at (802)-922-2591 by 1/4/2022 so we may assist you.

Dr. Renae Moran from UMaine, Andre Tougas from Tougas Family Farm (MA) and Bill Pitts from Wafler Nursery (NY) will discuss their recent experiences with apple, cherry and peach cultivars.

Dr. Terence Bradshaw will lead this interactive discussion.

Andre Tougas and Bill Pitts will share their knowledge about fruit tree cultivars they like and those they don't like.

Following Andre and Bill's discussion, Dr. Moran will discuss preliminary results of the Maine peach variety trial with 8 varieties (Blazingstar, Glowingstar, Coralstar, Lucky13, PF15, Messina, BuenOs2 and TangOs). Triumph - the new apple from the University of Minnesota that is scab resistant, winter hardy, easy to thin, annual bearing and tastes great. How does it compare to Honeycrisp in terms of consumer acceptance and storage problems?  

Speaker(s) / Instructor(s): 
Dr. Renae Moran from UMaine, Andre Tougas from Tougas Family Farm (MA) and Bill Pitts from Wafler Nursery (NY)
Contact's name: 
Elizabeth W Garofalo
Contact's email: 
Contact's phone on day of event: 
000-000-0000
This event will be recorded: 
Yes