A simple way to understand strawberry varieties

Penn State University offers and easy way to understand strawberry varieties on its website. Because strawberry varieties are extremely sensitive to local conditions, a variety that performs well in one location may do poorly in another area. Varieties that perform satisfactorily in northern Pennsylvania might fail miserably in the southern portion. Because of these differences in variety performance, gardeners are...

The evolution of watermelons discovered in a painting

Look in the bottom right corner of this painting. If you've never seen a watermelon like that before, you're not alone. This 17th-century painting by Giovanni Stanchi, courtesy of Christie's, shows a type of watermelon that no one in the modern world has seen. Stanchi's watermelon, which was painted sometime between 1645 and 1672, offers a glimpse of a...

Zespri AMG: Golden Kiwis boost for Zespri sales

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri has boosted its latest price forecast for gold kiwifruit, but lowered it slightly for the main green variety as it works through a record production season. Zespri also reported a big lift in its sales and returns for the past season at its annual general meeting in Tauranga yesterday. Zespri chief executive Lain Jager said based on...
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