March Meeting - Tried and True or Brand New: Citrus in Today’s Gardens

  • Mon, March 10, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Registration

  • Pay at meeting check-in

Dr. Tracy Kahn 
Tried and True or Brand New: Citrus in Today's Gardens 



What we call “Citrus” is much more than Washington navel orange, Valencias, Satsuma tangerines, grapefruit, lemons and limes. Dr. Kahn provides a virtual tour of the UCR Citrus Variety Collection and focus on the origins of new varieties and some of the diversity of citrus that is grown commercially and in people’s backyards. She will also touch on rootstocks, challenges and threats to growing citrus in California today. 
Dr. Tracy Kahn is curator of the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Citrus Variety Collection, one of the world’s most diverse assemblages of citrus cultivars, consisting of over 1000 different citrus cultivars and citrus relatives.

Dr. Kahn provides field days and tours of the UCR Citrus Variety Collection, which is a valuable resource for gardeners, citrus growers, nursery owners, produce providers, chefs, students and the public. In addition, she advises California citrus growers, through her work with the Citrus Research Board, by evaluating newly introduced cultivars so growers can make informed choices about which new cultivars are most likely to be successful and sustain productivity and profitability in California.Dr. Kahn received her B.S. degree in Botany from the University of Michigan in 1977 and her Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California, Riverside in 1987.


The meeting is the last opportunity for members to purchase by check or cash discounted tickets to the Spring Garden Tour. 
Online credit card sales continue until April 3rd.

The presentation starts at 6:45

Members free 
Guests $15
Parking free for everyone

 Our Mission  To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.

Our Vision  To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.


 



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