[NAFEX] Fruit berry and Nut inventory

Douglas Woodard dwoodard at becon.org
Thu Dec 4 13:31:47 EST 2008

I have Brooks and Olmo.

It appears that the description normally come from the introducer. They 
seem to be somewhat subject to the introducer's enthusiasm, and relative 
commercial merit at the time and place of introduction. B & O is very 
useful, but it is far from being the last word.

Doug Woodard
St. Catharines, Ontario

Martha L. Davis wrote:
> The Seed savers exchange fruit berry and nut inventory is useful, but 
has it's limitations.  It is a compilation of catalogue descriptions
and thus subject to the limitation that the original listings are
written by people who are trying to sell things.  Many nurseries will
tell you both pros and cons that they know of and in their experience,
but not every one does that and often, as do all of us, the nurseries
know more about performance in their area than elsewhere.  If you want
an academics perspective try the Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit and
Nut Varieties, or for peaches Handbook of Peach and Nectarine Varieties
by the USDA.  For more Nafex type info Cornucopia II and The Brooklyn
Botanic Garden's The Best Apples to buy and Grow And Lee Reich's Book
on unusual fruit.
> Martha

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