South Coast Research and Extension Center (South Coast REC) was established by the University of California in 1956 as a representative site for agricultural and horticultural research in California's south coastal plain-temperate climatic zone. Located on 200 acres of deep, moderately sloped, alluvial fan soil, the Center and its mild winter climate are conducive to farming a wide range of crops including subtropicals as well as ornamentals for the urban landscape. (more..)
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How many of us have grown up with 'Candied Yams' gracing our holiday tables? Did you know that most likely they aren't actually true yams, and in fact, are sweet potatoes? After a recent conversation with a colleague regarding the difference...
Would you like to pick your own half-bushel of persimmon from one of our 50+ varieties and learn about the hoshigaki method of drying persimmon into delectable, sugary treats? Join us on Saturday, November 23rd! For more information and to...
It's football season, and what better to snack on then fresh guacamole with your favorite chips or vegetables. If you are one of the thousands enjoying the ever delicious avocado, be sure that you rinse and dry the fruit, as you would any other, before...
Trying to decide what type of fruit tree to plant in your landscape? Rather than the ever popular citrus varieties that could potentially be one of the citrus greening disease casualties, check out this informative website and learn about fruit tree...