Sunday, November 4, 2018

Malus 'MN#1711'

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Environmental & Science Education
Edward Hessler

I can't let this Botany Picture of the Day (BPOD) pass without posting it.

The feature is the Minnesota Honeycrisp apple, the apple that is described as "explosively crisp."

Note its scientific name Malus 'MN#1711'. Malus is a genus composed of about 35 species. The alphanumeric "species" substitute represents its cultivar designation.

The photograph and a description made me smile as well as appreciate the work of plant breeders at the University of Minnesota.

Okay, I'm a Minnesota homebody although a transplant.

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