Esmaeil Fallahi

Dr. Esmaeil “Essie” Fallahi Professor of Pomology and Research Leader of Pomology Program, University of Idaho, Department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences stands next to a peach tree in the research orchards of the University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center in Parma.

PARMA — The University of Idaho will hold its annual Fruit Field Day on Sept. 16 at the Parma Research and Extension Center Pomology Orchard and Vineyard site.

The site is about four miles north of Parma at 31727 Parma Road.

Several varieties of new table grapes, peaches, nectarines, apples, plums, quince, Asian pears and other alternative fruits will be presented during the tour. Participants can taste many of these fruits.

The field day will also include a discussion on fruit research and production, a tour of research projects and orchards.

The registration will start at 8:30 a.m., and the program will start at 9.

The event is free and open to the public.

Anyone with questions can call 722-6701 ext 228 or Essie Fallahi, efallahi@uidaho.edu, 722-6701 ext. 225.

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