A Conversation for New English Words Quiz: Winter 2010

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Post 21

shagbark

the next post was hidden because someone objected to US Government numbers smiley - huh I doubt very much if the Federal Government copyrighted them.


question 16

Post 22

shagbark

that data came from
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Michigan/Publications/Michigan_Rotational_Surveys/mi_fruit01/apples.txt


question 16

Post 23

shagbark

Well, a little late news before I drop this issue
it was bred and introduced by the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station in 1942. It is a Jonathan X Wagener cross. Grandpa got an interesting mail from a customer in Yellville, Arkansas who told us his uncle Benton Brown, who must have been a scientist at the Idaho Experiment Station was the developer of the Idared apple, and named it for Donnie's great-great-grandmother, Ida Post Cooper. She must have been a wonderful lady to have been immortalized in this fashion!
source:"Grampas orchard.com" smiley - smiley


question 16

Post 24

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - cool So there was an Ida.


question 16

Post 25

shagbark

PS: I appealed the decision to hide post#20 and the moderators reversed their decision smiley - biggrin


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Post 26

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

Wow, you sure have your apple info down. I think you need to write a Guide Entry on it. Until D did a recent writing assignment on US history- I had no idea that apples were late in becoming one of America's favourite fruit as bananas were all the rage at one time and Prohibition had sort of put a cramp in the hard cider industry.smiley - smiley


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Post 27

shagbark

And Our market is now selling home-grown Paula Reds smiley - biggrin


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Post 28

Icy North

I love the new apple season smiley - smiley

Russets are my favourite - really sweet, but only last a couple of days before they go rotten.

Did we ever find out why Ida Red dropped its space?


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