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Assessing Fruit Quality at Harvest
October 14 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm$40
Determining when fruit is ready to pick can be tricky especially if you’re looking for specific quality characteristics, such as for hard cider, storability, or fresh eating quality. Fruit is NOT magically ready when it turns red! In this workshop we’ll discover how to assess fruit quality and learn how much fruit quality can change over just a few days or weeks. Learning how to determine optimal harvest time involves knowing your objectives, taking note of obvious changes such as seed color, skin color, aroma, acidity, tannins, and overall taste, and measuring brix, starch, titratable acidity, firmness, and more. We’ll go over each metric and how to use affordable instrumentation accurately.
Space is limited, pre-registration is required.
$40 or $35 for those who pre-register by 10/8