[NAFEX] Fruit Exploring Year
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Fri Apr 13 20:52:53 EDT 2007
This may seem elementary, but after the freeze damage in much of the
central part of the country, this is an excellent year to go fruit
exploring. Not just for fruits that escaped the freeze, but for
varieties and species that do unusual things, like produce a crop from
secondary shoots. Also, the shock of the freeze is apt to bring out
sports from buried buds forced into life by the damage to the trees.
There was a spate of new apple sports in Washington State after a
freeze in the 1950's froze trees back to the main limbs and forced many
old buried buds.
So keep your eyes peeled for anything unexpected this year. There is
an excellent chance that there will be some hidden treasures coming out
of the event.
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
http://www.bunchgrapes.com Winner of the Garden Writers Association
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
For even more grape lessons, go to http://www.grapeschool.com
For growing supplies and more; http://www.grapegrowersolutions.com
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