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Re: [nafex] FW: New Red Raspberry Means More Fresh Berries

The authors obviously don't care about taste one way or the other. 
Maybe we'll be lucky and it will taste good.

Thomas Olenio wrote:
> Hi,
> I noticed this right away in reading the description on the new longer
> season raspberry:
> "Coho gives high yields of bright-red, very firm berries.  It is named
> after a red-skinned salmon commonly found in the Pacific Northwest. It is the
> second red raspberry released by ARS berry breeders for the summer
> fresh-fruit market. The first, Lewis, was released in 1999. Coho was
> developed by crossing Lewis with other breeding lines."
> What I noticed was something that I was just discussing privately via
> email with another NAFEX'r...  This new variety description talks about
> yield, color and texture, and not a single word about TASTE.  Is taste
> primary or secondary to these qualities?  Guess that depends if you are a
> commercial grower or not.
> I realize that like it not, this raspberry will end up in the grocery
> store, and end up "dumbing down" a whole new generation as to what a good
> raspberry is supposed to taste like, but I want to make the comment
> anyway.
> Thank goodness for NAFEX and all the older variety fruit collecitons, of
> less marketable, better tasting fruit out there, because of their
> good work.
> All the best.  I will step  off my soap box now.
> Regards,
> Tom
> --
> Thomas Olenio
> Ontario, Hardiness Zone 6a

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