[NAFEX] DNA testing - Parentage of Honeycrisp, Haralson
Richard J. Ossolinski
osso at acadia.net
Sat Feb 5 18:04:03 EST 2005
Me too, though I remember Tom Burford's telling me it that was a very costly proposition.
Gouldsboro, ME Zone 5
David Consolvo wrote:
> Wow, that's great that DNA testing can determine the parentage of each apple
> variety now! I look forward to learning more results.
> David Consolvo
> Hungrytown, Virginia
> > From: PM Yurista <tamarack at pconline.com>
> > Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2005 02:30:43 -0600
> > To: nafex <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Subject: [NAFEX] DNA testing - Parentage of Honeycrisp, Haralson
> > 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.
> > P Yurista
> > New Brighton, MN
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