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April 7, 2008

MN447 = 'Frostbite'

Remember the contest to name the University of Minnesota's MN447 that I would have told you about had I been posting anything over the last year? Anyway, turns out they have a winner--'Frostbite'. Pretty decent name, really.

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At 4/07/2008 04:30:00 AM, Blogger Megan Lynch said...

Welcome back! I was going to nominate your blog for a Mouse & Trowel award except you've been gone so long!

Frost Bite is a nice name, actually. I never got around to sending my nominations in but I'm sure they wouldn't have been picked as my odd sense of humor isn't funny to marketing guys.

 
At 4/09/2008 02:39:00 AM, Blogger Evil Fruit Lord said...

Hi! Thanks for the welcome, and the almost-nomination!

I think 'Frostbite' is pretty good, too. I wonder if they did involve the marketing guys or if Jim Luby just picked one he liked in the end?

The article doesn't make it sound like a great apple--not many people like the flavor and it's unattractive?

 
At 4/19/2008 01:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

'The article doesn't make it sound like a great apple'

It sucks. But W.H. Alderman and A. N, Wilcox used it to produce Keepsake and then Honeycrisp - with an assist from C. Stushnoff.

 
At 4/19/2008 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Evil Fruit Lord said...

Then why did they name it? It certainly doesn't need to be named just because it proved a good parent.

 

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