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A?new kind of plum?

August 18, 2011
By Stephanie Bethke-DeJaeghere , Marshall Independent

According to Emily Dusek, plums have long been regarded as a fruit that can be grown in the Midwest, but the size and quality has never measured up to that of California's plums. Well, we Midwesterners need not lament anymore because the new Lydecker/BlackIce Plum (bred by Dr. Brian Smith from University of Wisconsin-River Falls) exhibits many of the characteristics of Californian Plums all while being a winter-hardy plum!



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