Idaho Farmers Make Room for Funky Fruits
"There is a huge urge for new things, for trying new tastes a curiosity and urge for something different."
- Esmaeil Fallahi, professor/researcher
Parma, Idaho, USA - If Esmaeil Fallahi has his way, the home of the world-famous Russet potato may soon also welcome persimmons, pistachios, pawpaws, quinces and mulberries.
Specialty fruits can be grown in someone's backyard ... And their exotic qualities can fetch high prices at local farmer's markets: Asian pears can sell for over a dollar per pear at farmer's markets, Fallahi says.