Understanding Hardy Kiwi Production
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When (Date/Time)June 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. WALK-IN'S ARE WELCOME. CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON-SITE. PLEASE PAY VIA CHECK (PAYABLE TO PENN STATE UNIVERSITY) OR CASH.
Holly and Dave will share the history of the farm and the numerous research trials and projects they have been involved with over the years.
Participants will learn how to cultivate plants, identify plant flowers, pruning techniques, water needs, fertilization and weeding techniques. Holly and Dave will describe what they need to do to maintain organic certification.
We will tour their packing facility and they will discuss the procedure for handling and packing the fruit. They will also describe their shipping procedures and what products are being made by other producers from the kiwi berry including kiwi wine. They will also describe the process for BRIX testing and the nutritive value of the kiwi berry -one of the super foods.
Holly Laubach and Dave Jackson own and operate Kiwi Korners outside Danville and are pioneers in the production of hardy kiwi berries. The farm is over 40 acres of which 20 are trellised in hardy kiwi production. They ship to anywhere in the continental US and serve as sponsors to six incubator farms in PA, MD and NJ.
Learn more about Kiwi Korners on the web at http://www.kiwiberry.com
Registration cancellations must be received one week prior to the event to receive a refund. All refunds are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee.