The Role of Exotic Fruits in Biodiversity

Sep 6, 2016

Long tables displaying hundreds of different varieties of pears, apples, tomatoes, squash, beans and many other crops are set up in the Hall of Flowers building at the annual Heirloom Expo.
Credit Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The Heirloom Expo, a colorful celebration of old, rare, exotic and bountiful produce, returned to the fairgrounds in Santa Rosa yesterday, with scores of vendors and nearly as many speakers. We hear from one of them on today’s North Bay report.

John Valenzuela

  All of the abundance and diversity of fruit that can be grown around the Bay Area tends to belie the fact that very little of it is actually native to the region, explains John Valenzuela.

The National Heirloom Exo continues through Thursday.