Consider the following. The subsurface portion of the typical tree is about equal in overall mass to the aerial portion. So, when we excavate this mass, we are essentially removing a great deal of biomass from the orchard soil. If … Read more
With regard to apples there is a decent selection for most locales. The coldest spots, however will find it necessary to seek out the toughest of the lot. Among them are Dolgo crab, Ranetka crab and Siberian crab.
An obvious but seldom paracticed emphasis in our food system is the consumption of truly whole food. Much attention is given to the so called whole foods movement but less attention to actually eating whole food. While processing often helps … Read more
The apple genome has been sequenced and revealed 57,000 genes in malus domestica. Considerable since the human genome contains only around 30,000. It comprises 17 chromosomes compared with the 7-9 typical in other Rosaceae family members. It is also double … Read more