Sorrell Plant on the Albert A. Sheen Campus Agriculture Experimental Station

Members of the media are invited to cover and photograph the University of the Virgin Islands School of Agriculture unveiling of two new sorrel varieties developed at UVI, “Festival” and “Midnite.”  This event will take place between 10 a.m. and noon on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at the University’s School of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station field plot on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

The Biotechnology and Agroforestry program, led by Dr. Thomas Zimmerman, of the UVI SOA Agricultural Experiment Station is releasing “Festival” and “Midnite” varieties, resulting from 11 years of sorrel plant breeding and selection. With the combination of Caribbean and African varieties, Dr. Zimmerman was able to develop better and more productive sorrel varieties that extend the growing season and production to 10 months of the year.

What:             Unveiling of Two Varieties of Sorrel Developed at UVI

When:             Thursday, April 8, 2021

Time:              Between 10 a.m. & Noon      

Where:           At the UVI SOA Agricultural Experiment Station Field Plot, Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix

Contact:         UVI Public Relations Office (340) 693-1059