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2014-08-04 16:27:56

Washington State Fruit Commission anticipates an extra sweet season for peaches, apricots, nectarines and plums thanks to ideal early summer climate conditions; new research shows health benefits of peaches YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stone fruit from Washington state, including juicy peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums and prunes are now available on store shelves nationwide while the season lasts, approximately through mid-September. Thanks to the early summer...

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2014-07-31 05:14:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There is no question that the nutrients found in fruits and vegetables are beneficial for your health, and that they can lower the risk of many diseases and increase the longevity of your life. The results of the various studies, however, are not consistent. The question under debate, therefore, is how much is enough to reach these benefits? An international team of researchers, led by the Harvard School for Public Health, performed...

Genome Of Stress-tolerant Tomato Relative Sequenced
2014-07-30 03:56:37

By Andy Fell, UC Davis The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes. The work, published July 27 in the journal Nature Genetics, was lead by Björn Usadel and colleagues at Aachen University in...

2014-07-24 04:20:20

The true story of how an international blockbuster came to feature GAC Motor vehicles HONG KONG, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GAC Motor ("GAC") never had any notion that it would have anything to do with Transformers 4. Not every brand has the power and influence to earn a prominent place in a Hollywood blockbuster. GAC, as a newcomer among China's proprietary brands, had not given a thought to getting a spot in the film. For the full multimedia release, click here:...

2014-07-23 23:16:31

Their Banana and Strawberry Fruit Crisps, two of the more popular fruit snack flavors, are now available in packages that contain up to eight full servings of fruit for sharing or extended snacking on the go. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 If you like freeze-dried fruit snacks, you won’t want to miss out on the newest addition to the Brothers-All-Natural line of freeze-dried Fruit Crisps. Their popular Banana Fruit Crisps and Strawberry Fruit Crisps, previously packaged as single...

2014-07-11 23:02:06

The growing demand for agricultural products, with increasing population and decreasing land availability, is driving the global demand for bio-stimulants for turf & ornamentals and fruits & vegetables. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/reports/bio-stimulants-in-turf-and-ornamentals-8084979273.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Biostimulants are widely applied in turf and ornamentals. They enhance root growth in turf and ornamentals. These also help turf and ornamentals in absorption of...

New Plant Species Discovered In The Heart Of Texas
2014-07-10 03:45:12

University of Utah Wrongly ID’d since ’74, Only Three Specimens Known Collectors found the first two specimens of the prickly plant in 1974 and 1990 in west Texas. Then, for two decades, the 14-inch-tall plant was identified wrongly as one species, then another and then a third. Now – after a long search turned up a "pathetic, wilted" third specimen – a University of Utah botanist and her colleagues identified the spiny plant as a new, possibly endangered species and named...

2014-07-10 08:28:55

Results Show Sunkist® Lemons Allow for 75 Percent Reduction in Sodium without Sacrificing Taste SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunkist Growers today released the findings of their S'alternative(®) research conducted by Master Chef Karl Guggenmos, WACS, AAC and Chef Michael Makuch from Johnson & Wales University revealing that the use of Sunkist(®) lemons may allow for significant salt reduction in recipes while boosting flavor. The research concluded that lemons...

2014-07-07 16:24:03

OTTAWA, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue There's nothing like a fresh salad in the summer or a juicy watermelon to refresh you on a hot day. Whether you're camping or having a picnic or a barbecue, fresh produce is often part of an outdoor summer meal. But did you know that food poisoning from fresh produce tends to increase in the warmer months? That's because harmful bacteria can grow in as little as two hours when produce is not kept refrigerated or properly chilled when eating...

2014-07-01 23:03:13

Easy to grow and requiring little care, BrazelBerries thrive in containers on patios, decks and balconies. Lowell, OR (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Fresh blueberries and raspberries have never been easier to grow. With new BrazelBerries, all that is needed is a sunny spot big enough for a container. Patios, decks, front steps and urban balconies are perfect choices. These revolutionary berry shrubs are changing where fruit is grown. They’re as decorative as they are tasty, offering compact,...


Latest Fruit Reference Libraries

Hardy kiwi, Actinidia arguta
2014-01-04 14:34:30

Actinidia arguta is a very hardy, perennial vine species. The plant produces a small fruit that gives the species its common names: Hardy kiwifruit, Kiwi berry, Arctic kiwi, Baby kiwi, Desert kiwi, Grape kiwi, Northern kiwi and Cocktail kiwi. A. arguta is a member of the Actinidiaceae family. The plant can be found growing in Japan, Korea, Northern China and Russian Siberia. A. arguta fruits are edible and don’t require peeling. Its fruit is typically the size of a berry or grape and it...

Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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2005-06-23 11:53:34

The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae. The stem of the flower can grow up to 3 meters tall and the large flower head can reach up to 30cm in diameter. The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. History Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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