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Driscoll’s Strawberry Test Plot Tour
July 15, 2023 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Hello fellow fruit enthusiasts! Our next Monterey Bay CRFG event will be a tour of Driscoll’s strawberry test plot in Aromas on the morning of July 15.
The test plot is at 1790 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA. We will meet at the Driscoll’s Berry Store at that address at 9:45 and then at 10 head to the test plot with our Driscoll’s hosts, Philip Stewart, Global Breeding Director for Strawberries in North America, and Rick Harrison, VP, Global Variety Development.
You can read a brief summary of Driscoll’s breeding program on the company website. We will be able to look at various plants in the test plot and learn more about the program from our hosts.
Recent introductions from the program include the “Tropical BlissTM” berries, shown in the attached photo (courtesy of Linked In, posted by Philip Stewart) and described here on Driscoll’s website. It will be interesting to learn what is coming up next!
Sturdy footwear is advised for this event. Sun hats, anyone? Water bottles… you know the drill.
The Berry Store will be open, so if you are interested, you can do a little shopping while you are there.
Looking forward to seeing you there! This event is for chapter members only. To join the chapter, click the Join link in the top menu.