[NAFEX] DNA testing - Parentage of Honeycrisp, Haralson
tamarack at pconline.com
Sat Feb 5 03:30:43 EST 2005
At the 2002 Annual NAFEX Conference in Minnesota, the U of MN apple
breeder Dave Bedford mentioned in his presentation that DNA testing had
shown that neither Macoun nor Honeygold was a parent of Honeycrisp.
Further testing has now shown that Keepsake (MN447 x Northern Spy) is
one of the parents of Honeycrisp (see here for more details
http://www.minnesotaharvest.net/news.htm ). They have also figured out
that Wealthy is the pollen parent of Haralson - its parentage is Malinda
x Wealthy. Some sources have mistakenly listed Ben Davis as the pollen
parent of Haralson.
New Brighton, MN
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