Thu, Jan. 28, 2021 4:00pm | Bay View
Hawke's Bay and other North Island growers are invited to an Nzsummer field walk at 4pm on Thursday, 28 January at Roger Brownlie’s orchard in Bay View, to view and taste the Nzsummer2 and Nzsummer3 apricots.
Brief presentations will be made on the new Apricots for Asia, AGMARDT funded project which is underway this season and the latest information will be provided on progress with establishing
Summerfruit NZ's Richard Mills will discuss the information and observations to date from the Hawke's Bay trials, along with some comparisons to last season's data.
For local growers who have Nzsummer trees on order for planting this coming winter, we encourage you to come along with your questions for an informal Q&A session.
This will be the perfect opportunity to find out more about the new varieties and see trees that are part of a trial planting in a commercial orchard, as well as a wee tasting session.
Planning for a field walk in Central Otago is underway, dependent on optimum timing of the fruit, but most likely the week of 11 February. Keep an eye on Prunings for more details to follow.
Date: Thursday, 28 January
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: The Orchard, 820 Main North Road, Bay View, Napier 4182
Contact: Richard Mills on 021 632 559