Peach and Plum Variety Showcase

Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 4 - 7 p.m.
Location: SW Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Bill Shane, 269-944-1477 ext. 205,

This extensive stone fruit display will be assembled from samples from the MSU variety trials, commercial growers, nurseries, and university breeding programs across Michigan and elsewhere.  Fruit on display will include yellow and white fleshed peaches and nectarines, donut, aprium, and plumcot types.  Attendees will see new varieties and experimental selections from the Stellar, Flamin’ Fury, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin, and Michigan State University breeding programs.  Breeders, commercial nursery, growers, and university researchers will share their experiences and recommendations with these new varieties.

The schedule is:

4 p.m. Fruit variety displays open for viewing and tasting
4:30 p.m. Fruit variety discussions
6 p.m. Supper

There is no charge.  Supper provided courtesy of International Plant Management and Summit Sales, Lawrence, MI.

You are welcome to bring samples of new, unusual, and experimental peaches and plums varieties to add to the display.  The SW Research and Extension Center will be open for self-guided tours to see projects on fruit and vegetables including high tunnel production, grapes, hops, peach training systems, variety trials, and peach breeding.  

This showcase is organized by the Michigan Peach Sponsors, Summit Sales, International Plant Management, and Michigan State University Extension.  

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