Just a quick link to an apple article:
And B.C. created Ambrosia (Financial Post)
Ambrosia is one of the many new apple cultivars that have shown up in supermarkets in the last couple years. I'm kind of ambivalent about it--when it's good it's pretty decent (arguably better than its likely parents, Starking Delicious and Gold Delicious), and when it's bad it picks up a lot of the bad characteristics of Delicious.
Still, I'm happy to see there are still apple varieties originating the old fashioned way: as chance seedlings. (You might that think as a breeder I'd prefer them to be the product of a breeding program, but honestly, random luck is much cooler.) (That assumes that you don't consider breeding programs random luck...)
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