[NAFEX] GRIN help?

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 22 18:55:36 EST 2005

Wow!! This worked!  Sort of...

I got results from the internal search-engine only after I checked BOTH the 
'Active' & 'Inactive' boxes.  This is the first time I've ever gotten the 
GRIN system to work AT ALL.

I was able to find a newer page, the 'Updated" page for the item, which 
contained even LESS info than what I'd found previously.

Thanks very much for your help.  I hope to try it again on something which 
has more info in GRIN.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Joe Hecksel" <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers <>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] GRIN help?
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 17:34:28 -0500



Query on species name or a common cultivar of the species.  I.e, Concord, 
Bartlett, Allstar, Fuji....

Click on hyperlink for species at top, Malus domestica , or whatever.


more interesting, click on Observations link.

find the attribute you are interested in

Click on Observed values

Click on the histogram "bin" that most interests you.

Cultivar descriptions are spotty.  Some are well fleshed out

(Cornish Aromatic) apple
Comments:: Size medium to large 60-73; 50-65 mm; shape flat to inter- 
mediate truncate-conic to conic, convex, ribbed at eye and on body; skin 
yellow flushed orange and red, and striped deeper red with russet dots and 
patches, rough. Flesh firm, crisp, fine, creamy white; flavor sweet, 
subacid, aromatic; season late. Tree: vigorous, upright, spreading. Produces 
spurs freely.

and some are sparse

Seyve Villard 7-111
Blue berry, medium size. Medium-large compact cluster. Average vine size, 
good production. Winter hardy.

Good luck!


 > Well, a chance google-search showed me how to get into the accessions/ 
 > descriptions pages, but sometimes there's nothing in the 'narrative'
 > paragraph-- the one which describes the tree & fruit.  Sometimes it 
 > only the comment : "record owned by PGQO on GRIN"
 > I tried more internet searches for this, and all I could find was various
 > lists of ARS distributions data, w/o any real content.  Can anyone 
 > how to find a fruit description paragraph buried somewhere in the 
 > huge PGQO database?

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