On Late blight being early Not good


Good read
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/opinion/09barber.html?_r=1
A taste
"Mountain Magic is an example of regionalized breeding. For years, this kind of breeding has fallen by the wayside the result of a food movement wary of science and an industrialized food chain that eschews differentiation in favor of uniformity. (Why develop and sell 20 different tomato varieties for 20 different microclimates when you can simply sell one?)
Breeders in regions vulnerable to late blight should be encouraged to select for characteristics that are resistant to it, in the same way that they select for, say, lower water demands in the Southwest. While theyre at it, breeders could be selecting for flavor and not for uniformity, shipping size and shelf life. The result will mean not just tastier tomatoes; it will translate into a food system with greater variety and better regional adaptation."
Enjoy
Bill
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Garden in shade zone 5 S Jersey USA


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