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Pasco historical society will explore history of the kumquat

DADE CITY — The Pasco County Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall Post 15, 37745 Church Ave. The program topic will be a history of the kumquat in Pasco County, with speakers from Kumquat Growers Inc. tracing the history of the kumquat from its origin in eastern Asia to its more recent cultivation in eastern Pasco County. They will discuss what a kumquat is; the Nagami and the Meiwa the two most common species grown in Pasco, how to use kumquats in recipes and how this small citrus fruit became the main farm product for a successful family-owned industry.

A covered-dish dinner precedes the program, guests are asked to bring a dish to share as well as their own cutlery and beverages. For more information, call (352) 567-7449.

Pasco historical society will explore history of the kumquat 01/14/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:48pm]
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