[NAFEX] New Scab Resistant Apple
rosholdt at erols.com
Mon Feb 2 16:58:22 EST 2009
Great, but I think I'll wait until I hear about its Cedar Apple Rust
resistance. Scab, schmab, we got CAR here in Central Virginia.
Oh, and let me know of any variety of any pome or stone fruit resistant
to Japanese Beetles.
Re: [NAFEX] New Scab Resistant Apple
jas39a at earthlink.net
Mon, 2 Feb 2009 12:22:45 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Is it resistant to fire blight? In my experience, fire blight is much more of a problem than scab.
>From: "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com>
>Sent: Feb 2, 2009 12:13 PM
>To: NAFEX <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>Subject: [NAFEX] New Scab Resistant Apple
>WineCrisp -- new apple was more than 20 years in the making A new,
>late-ripening apple named WineCrispª which carries the Vf gene for scab
>resistance was developed over the past 20 plus years through classical
>breeding techniques, not genetic engineering. License to propagate
>trees will be made available to nurseries through the University of
>Illinois. Being resistant to apple scab is a big plus for growers, said
>University of Illinois plant geneticist Schuyler Korban, as it
>significantly reduces the number of chemical fungicide sprays.
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