[NAFEX] Cloudberry Agriculture
jfruth at uslink.net
Sat Feb 4 10:47:35 EST 2006
It may interest some of you that Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus) aka
Bakeapple, as it is called/known in Canada, is a multi-million dollar
industry and growing. Canadian researchers are being funded toward
developing it for bolstering the economies of Labrador and Newfoundland. In
Norway and Finland, the harvest is measured in terms of metric tons.
Besides harvesting from the wilds, fields of Cloudberry are being planted,
developing into a new Agriculture. Several new cultivars have been
developed in Norway and similar research is on-going in Finland. While the
plant is dioecious, as are the new cultivars, propagation efforts are being
directed toward developing a hermaphroditic strain.
Pequot Lakes, MN
Jams, Jellies and Syrups
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