On 2011-10-09, Malcom "Mal" Reynolds <[email protected]> wrote:
> novelty mashup, such as the pluot, a cross of plum and apricot.
> Zaiger, 85, is one of the world's leading commercial fruit breeders, working to
> produce not only attention-grabbing interspecies crosses, but varietal hybrids
> that yield improved taste, color, texture and marketability.
Apparently, it's easier to con the consumer with gimmicky new fruits
than grow an old fashioned fruit that is actually both juicy and
flavorful. I've had apricots that were so rich and flavorful you
could only eat a few. Washington apples the size of softballs so
juicy you had to lean over to avoid soaking your shirt while eating.
Yellow peaches both tart AND sweet AND juicy, despite more surface
fuzz than Grizzly Adams. Fifteen yrs ago I had some homegrown
tomatoes so flavorful, we ate a whole flat like they were apples. Too
tasty to ruin with any additional foodstuff or dresssing. Now that I
think on it, fifteen yrs ago was about the last time I had anything
worth a damn from farm.
BTW, I grew up in Stanislaus County, Modesto being the county seat,
which once produced the best fruit in all of CA. Now, only "white"
peaches, nectarines, corn. GMO frankenfood, where white equals
SUGAR. No need for flavor, jes keep upping the sugar content.