[Past] Breadfruit Variety and Identification Workshop

[Past] Breadfruit Variety and Identification Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 2017 • 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
USDA Germplasm Repository, 928 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720

Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Cooperative is hosting a world-class workshop on breadfruit varieties and identification with Dr. Diane Ragone, director of the Breadfruit Institute. Dr. Diane Ragone has collected nearly 200 breadfruit varieties from around the world and established the world’s largest repository at the National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Kahanu Garden on Maui.

This workshop will cover the unique characteristics of different varieties available commercially and known to be present in Hawai‘i, teach you how to identify them, and offer ample talk-story opportunities for participants to ask Dr. Ragone their breadfruit questions. The workshop will also include a tour of the USDA Germplasm Repository led by curator Dr. Peter Boches. The Repository houses a breadfruit collection that includes 30 different varieties, as well as a tissue culture laboratory.

Registration required. Free for Hawai‘i ‘Ulu Co-op members / $20 for non-members. Space is limited to 30 participants.
Register online at breadfruit-varieties.eventbrite.com or by emailing info@eatbreadfruit.com.


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