[NAFEX] Aronia paradox

Jim Fruth jfruth at tds.net
Tue Dec 23 10:38:41 EST 2008


Donna wrote, "That combined with Jim's taste tests implies maybe someone 
should be out searching for superior clones that
taste good COOKED.  That means it takes a bit more effort to compare clones. 
I suppose the named selections, being tetraploid, were selected for making 
bigger fruit?  Did the wild selections have small fruit?"

    The wild plants produced a variety of sizes of fruit whereas the named 
varieties produced fruit of a more uniform size.    The average size of wild 
fruit is smaller but some fruits are as large as the tetraploid's.

Jim Fruth
Brambleberry Farm
Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
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