[NAFEX] Fwd: Pitless Plums Studied
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Tue Apr 21 22:27:57 EDT 2009
I've been growing some of Burbank's stoneless plums, and a few
seedlings of it, for some years. As with anything, there are
possibilities. For instance, they lack stone, but many have a normal
seed. With the right breeding, it could be possible to have a fruit
already "stuffed" with a sweet, edible almond-like kernel.
Anyway, don't worry about it, stoneless plums will be a long time
coming. Most of us probably won't be here then.
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On Apr 21, 2009, at 6:19 PM, William C. Garthright wrote:
> STORY LEAD:
> ARS Investigate Genes Involved in Forming Plum Pits
There's something really strange about this, don't you think? How big a
problem is the pit in a plum, anyway?
I know people who won't touch my grapes - even as a free gift - because
they've got seeds! I just really struggle to understand that mindset.
But OK, grapes are bite-sized, so maybe seedless is... handy. But a
plum? I can't imagine a person who won't eat a plum because it has a
large seed in the middle!
Well, maybe I'm just getting old and cranky, but I keep wondering if
anyone even cares what these seedless plums will taste like.
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