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VITALITY OF NEW APPLE VARIETIES
An old favourite from way back (2012) - but worth showing again: interesting article on modern apple inbreeding and how this is causing susceptibility to disease. By Hans-Joachim Bannier, originally published in Erwerbs-Obstbau Volume 52, 2011, Numbers 3-4, 85-110, DOI: 10.1007/s10341-010-0113-4; translated into English by Reinhard Schomberg-Klee & Nigel Deacon of 'Diversity' and republished by permission.
10 Feb 2021
LATE APPLE VARIETIES
I am being sent some late apple varieties from the hedgerows by some interested collectors. These are types which have derived from pips and which hang on the trees until New Year or later. Most are unremarkable but a few are good.
Apples which remain on the tree as long as this generally store well. It must be said however that up to about mid-Jan, they store better on the tree than they do in a box.
10 Feb 2021
Coronavirus is still affecting the whole country, which is under lockdown as I type this. However the vaccine rollout has started - very rapidly - and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel. We are hoping that apple events will become possible later in the year.
1 Feb 2021
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