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New apple resources added to Pomology


October 19, 2011
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New apple resources added to Pomology
The website Pomology.org has upgraded its content with information on the production of apples including cultivation, pests and diseases, harvest, postharvest and storage. With more than 7,500 known cultivars for temperate and subtropical climates, the apple (Malus domestica, Rosaceae) is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.

October 7, 2011 – The website Pomology.org has upgraded its content with information on the production of apples including cultivation, pests and diseases, harvest, postharvest and storage. With more than 7,500 known cultivars for temperate and subtropical climates, the apple (Malus domestica, Rosaceae) is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits.

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One significant resource in the apple category is information on the U.S. Apple Association, which provides to all segments of the U.S. apple industry the means to profitably produce and market apples and apple products. It represents the industry on national issues, promotes apples and apple products, and provides information on matters pertaining to the apple industry. Pomology.org also covers the Washington Apple Commission, which is one of the oldest and largest commodity commissions in the United States.

 

Besides links to commercial institutions, the publication also features a wide range of scientific information and links to papers, research articles and other scholarly literature on apple research. This section features resources on the asexual propagation by grafting and descriptions of important commercial cultivars which combine desired fruit qualities including fruit shape, skin colour, flavour, absence of russeting, disease resistance, ease of shipping, extended storability and high yields.