Saturday April 9, 2016 @ 10 a.m.

Topic: Exploring for Remarkable Citrus Varieties in Sicily

Speaker: David Karp

Location: Veterans Memorial Building, Multipuprose Room, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver city, 90230

David Karp will speak about citrus hunting in Sicily.  One of our favorite speakers, David is a researcher affiliated with the University of California, Riverside.  He traveled to Sicily to investigate and obtain new varieties of citrus for California growers.  He visited scientists, germplasm collections, and growers, and encountered many remarkable varieties, some of which will soon be on their way to California (with legal permits, of course).  These include early, mid, and late-season Tarocco blood oranges, an acidless Tarocco (for breeding), the unique brown-skinned Chocolate navel, a red-skinned lemon, and the infamous Vozza Vozza citron (a very odd-looking fruit).  David will tell us about all of this and more.

David Karp is a writer and photographer specializing in fruit.  Over the past 25 years, he has written frequently for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Gourmet, and many other publications.  He is a citrus researcher affiliated with the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of California at Riverside, and has established 11 acres of specialty stone fruit farmed by Andy Mariani in Morgan Hill.

David’s talks are always fascinating and this one sounds exceptionally so!  He is a great speaker.  See you on the 9th!

Please bring any plants that you have propagated to share with other members!  Spring is a great time to share!

 Please also bring fruit or other treats to share.  Many chapters have a large table of food items and the camaraderie created by eating together is something very special!  Share something you like!