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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Event: Blueberry/Pear Open House August 1, 2013

Date: August 01, 2013

Description: On August 1 we will open our blueberry and pear field collections for the public to explore and sample the hundreds of varieties (about 400 different blueberry and nearly 1000 different pear varieties) in these "germplasm" collections. Our genebank represents world diversity of a number of different fruit and nut crops preserved as living plants either in protected potted collections or in field collections. Repository staff will be on hand in the field Thursday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00. Visitors will be invited to roam the fields and taste the wide diversity of fruits. (In August there will be a handfull of pears that are ripe, but some of these early varieties may be of special interest.)

Contact Info : Kim Hummer or Joseph Postman at 541-738-4200 33447 SE Peoria Road Corvallis, Oregon

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