Got me a little nostalgic, and it's such a joy to read pages just focussed on the content and absolutely nothing else.
The search results are sometimes bewildering, I guess search quality could be a little better. But on the whole, a lot of fun.
Thanks for sharing :-)
One never knows what kind of treat one may find.
Well, I haven't lost contact. Just left on pretty neutral terms, but if I get back to talking with them I'm going to end up throwing hay bales for them and that's miserable work I don't have the spare time for anymore.
I don't think it is rare for a university to have these kinds of breeding programs and put patents on the result. The one near me does that with cherries.
Still a bit hard to find it seems but cheaper because less susceptible to rot issues i believe.
It would also help if I knew better places to seek out unusual, fresh apples. Even here in the heart of apple country, they lie low. Or maybe I'm just lazy.
Hunting for interesting apples has been very much a passive activity for me, but I'm still surprised at how little there is available here given how much is grown locally. To see stores full of NZ apples in the height of the season is just sad.
But, hey, at least we've got Opals and Cosmic Crisps pretty much everywhere around here. It's nice having something better than Honeycrisp at the supermarkets, but it does reduce the need to explore.