For many years Dave Wilson Nursery has conducted formal fruit tastings, compiling over 43,000 individual variety ratings while evaluating over 1,700 fruit samples. The primary objectives of the tastings and the report are to 1) provide retail nursery personnel and home orchardists with knowledge of the best tree-ripe home orchard fruit, and 2) afford DWN a systematic means of evaluating new varieties.
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Several fruit tastings have been conducted at locations throughout California and the cumulative panel has become quite diverse, including members of the California Rare Fruit Growers, media representatives and academia in addition to retail nursery professionals.
Find people to talk to who know what it’s like to “eat it fresh from the tree!” Just click the Master Fruit Taster symbol when you see it next to the name of a local retail nursery.