Yes, an interesting site. Reminds me of growing apples on the Oregon Coast; which I've family attempting to do. It's strange to read about too few 'chilling hours,' yet summer temperatures not consistently high enough to ripen more than mid-season (around here) varieties? I'm tempted to encourage our San Diego grower to describe to them his experience with lack of chilling hours; though lack of summer heat is not something he's accustomed to...
It's also sad to see people gearing up to prosper with global warming ... seems they'll end up with a vested interest in promoting its continuation, rather than battling its causes... I was once (justifiably) scolded on an HOS tour nearly two decades ago as I 'joked' about encouraging it
- as a benefit to our cooler than the competitionâ€™s climate. I've never forgotten that, nor my scolder, and try never to repeat my mistake.
Growing in a Maritime Climate... I wish we had more participation from the Oregon Coast
. Many I've met seem a bit embarrassed that they can't ripen, or â€˜cleanlyâ€™ grow the multitude of varieties we can in the Willamette Valley (or its â€˜finger valleysâ€™). Guess that's why I head over there with summer produce, and return with perch fillets, smoked salmon and clams... But itâ€™s amazing to be greeted by a wide-eyed neighborhood as I begin to unload my inland fruits and vegetables
My Uncle once described them as "fruit starved." Perhaps they should be the ones paying more careful attention to whatâ€™s been working in the UK?