[NAFEX] breeding the russett out

Alan Haigh alandhaigh at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 19:21:30 EST 2007

Perhaps breeding wasn't the right word.  Many varieties vary by way of
mutation when I single branch on a given tree has fruit of a significantly
different quality.  This is called a sport.  When such a mutation is
considered a useful improvment the discoverer can patent it and market it as
his own.  There are scores of seperate patents on different strains of Red
Delicious for example.
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