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citrus The 2013 Southeastern Citrus Expo, sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will be held November 15 to 16 in Clanton. Pre-conference tours will be conducted at several Central Alabama farms on Friday, Nov. 15.

Pre-conference tours

  • John Neighbors' Fruit Farm, Alexander City
  • Petals from the Past, Jemison
  • Chilton Research and Extension Center, Clanton
  • Longleaf Botanical Gardens, Anniston

Friday evening after the tours there will be a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p. m. at Peach Park in Clanton. Pre-register for this meal by Nov. 1 at

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Citrus Expo will feature educational presentations, trade show and fruit contests at the Jefferson State Community College auditorium in Clanton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m, and the program begins at 9:00 a.m. There are two options available for Saturday session.

Option 1: Attend the meeting and have lunch on your own is $10 per person. Both pre-registration and onsite registration available.

Option 2: Attend the meeting and have a box lunch and drink provided. The cost for this option is $20. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at The deadline for pre-registration is Nov. 1.

Speakers and Presentations

  • Growing and Marketing Satsuma Mandarins in Central Alabama—John Neighbors
  • Unusual and Cold-Hardy Citrus for the Backyard Hobbyist—Hayes Jackson
  • Developing a Citrus Industry in the Wiregrass Region of Alabama—Dallas Hartzog

Attendees will get updates on the citrus quarantine, citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid as well as hear a grower panel discussion.

Petals from the Past Nursery will host a post-conference tour and fruit tasting with a variety of citrus and other fruits.

For more information on the Southeastern Citrus Expo, contact Gary Gray, regional Extension agent at or (334) 539-2128 or Petals from the Past at or (205) 646-0069, or

Also visit the Expo facebook page at: for more information.


Image courtesy of  USDA Agricultural Research Service and was taken by Scott Bauer.


Ron Casto

10/2/2013 1:28 PM
Is there going to be a class on growing blueberries and blackberries?  i live in the Huntsville area and want to develop an orchard of these.
Thank you,
Ron Casto