Twilight Day-Neutral Strawberry Meeting in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Posted: June 3, 2012
Scott Guiser (firstname.lastname@example.org), Penn State Extension Bucks County
Linvilla Orchards was awarded a Pennsylvania Specialty Crops Grant to investigate the feasibility of commercial scale production of day-neutral, also known as everbearing strawberries. You are invited to see more than 4 acres of production, including 3 acres of the variety Seascape established in the spring of 2012. Harvest should be in full swing at the meeting date of July 12. There is no charge for the meeting but please call Linvilla Orchards at 610-876-7116 before July 11 so we can get a head count for refreshments. Linivilla Orchards is located at 137 West Knowlton Rd, Media, PA, Delaware County.
Norm Shultz, orchard manager, will discuss management practices he has used and his vision for day-neutral strawberry production in Pennsylvania. Kathy Demchak, Penn State Extension small fruit specialist will be on hand to discuss her research experiences with strawberries. Pesticide credits will be provided.
The meeting will begin at 5:30 with light refreshments. We will head to the fields at 6:00. In addition to strawberries, Linvilla grows approximately 30 acres of apples, peaches, pears, blackberries and blueberries and market them at their farm market in Delaware County, southeastern Pennsylvania.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get a first-hand look at a new strawberry production system as well as a premier retail marketing operation at Linvilla Orchards.