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Specialty Crop Tour for Young Growers - Keim Orchards and Subarashii Kudamono

November 18, 2010 in Boyertown and Coopersburg, PA

Specialty crop tour for Young Growers. The tour began at Keim's Orchard in Boyertown where we joined Ben Keim, one of the You Grower Alliance team leaders, for a discussion of Fuji strains, a high trellis system of Gala, and renovation of a replant site. From there, we traveled to Coopersburg to learn about the unique Subarashii Kudamono Asian Pear enterprise. Hosts, Tom Sacks and Holly Harter, give a tour of the Asian pear orchards and packinghouse and discussed new variety development and their creative marketing and value added strategies.