[nafex] FW: Skinny Peach Trees

Tom Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Mon Dec 3 12:16:05 EST 2001


Hi,

And is it true you have an 85% chance of producing a similar
peach tree from a stone from such a tree?

Anyone got stones from a columnar peach?

Later,
Tom

"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:

>
> ----------
> From: "ARS News Service" <isnv at ars-grin.gov>
> To: "ARS News List" <ars-news at ars-grin.gov>
> Subject: Skinny Peach Trees
> Date: Mon, Dec 3, 2001, 6:45 AM
>
>
> STORY LEAD:
> Skinny Peach Trees: Good for Commercial Growers and Home
> Gardeners
>
> ___________________________________________
>
> ARS News Service
> Agricultural Research Service, USDA
> Judy McBride, (301) 504-1628, jmcbride at ars.usda.gov
> December 3, 2001
> ___________________________________________
>
> Skinny peach trees under evaluation in experimental
> orchards across the
> United States and in three foreign countries could give
> homeowners two for
> the price of one: an attractive, space-saving tree plus
> sweet and juicy,
> full-size peaches.
>
> Commercial peach growers would reap even more benefit from
> the new tree
> forms--a "columnar" and an "upright"--developed by
> Agricultural Research
> Service scientists. --

Thomas Olenio
Ontario, Canada
Hardiness Zone 6a



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