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January 16, 2007

'Ginger Gold' proposed as Virginia's state fruit

There's a bill (actually two) circulating in the Virginia Assembly to name the 'Ginger Gold' apple the state fruit. 'Ginger Gold' is a Virginia native, with an interesting story: basically it just sort of "turned up" among the remnants of an orchard after a hurricane. It's a pretty good apple, but it's not a really a major cultivar, and Virginia has been the origin of quite a few cultivars over the past couple hundred of years, many of more historical and economic importance, although one of the others that have been proposed, 'Albemarle Pippin', is in fact not a native but a variant of the 'Newtown Pippin', from New York (though it does have a long history in Virginia, reaching back to roughly colonial times).

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At 1/30/2007 12:55:00 PM, Blogger Christa said...

Thank you for making this blog. It is great. You probably have many more readers than commenters. . . you must, or you wouldn't show up so high on a Google search. Thank you for posting this.

 
At 1/30/2007 05:06:00 PM, Blogger Evil Fruit Lord said...

Thanks! Glad you like it! Let me know if there's anything you're anxious to read about.

I've been really busy lately, and frankly probably will be through March, but I'll try to sneak a few updates in now and then.

 
At 9/24/2008 02:29:00 PM, Blogger ganeshan said...

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