University of Idaho Southwest Idaho Research & Extension Center Parma Fruit Day
Here are some pictures taken at the Parma Research Center – Pomology day. Just a few tables here with fruits! Governor Otter gave a welcome speech praising all the efforts of the staff. Then pomology researcher and center director, Essie Fallahi, explained research being done at the center to improve these crops in Idaho, helping farmers produce profitable breeds for market. Idaho is a lead producer of many fruits, and produces some of the largest fuji apples in the world! Fallahi shared many of the significant accomplishments of the center. After his speech, the public was invited to come and taste the fruit at the tables. Who thought fruit could be so much fun?