SARE grantee, Diane Doud Miller, is an apple geneticist and researcher at Ohio State University. She is also the special advisor for the Midwest Apple Improvement Association, a grassroots apple breeding program. Doud Miller and her team conducted SARE-supported research to determine if consumers would purchase/select apples based upon labeling by fruit characteristics (such as mild-sweet; spicy-tart; predominately tart), production method (sustainable), and/ or growing area (locally grown), with or without variety name.
Source: January 1st 2013 issue...Read More
Two events are scheduled this weekend in conjunction with the Sky Dance Plant Swap in Wadena, MN.
On Friday, April 28, at 11am, as part of the the Sky Dance Plant Swap in Wadena, folks with gather at the Hardy Apples and Northern Fruits event to collect the hard-won wisdom of north central Minnesota gardeners and growers working in zone 3b, and colder, environments. Four regional growers will begin the discussion with the crowd favorite, the apples, and then expand to other fruits as the hour progresses. All attending are to join-in with their own experiences.This will create an invaluable...Read More