HOS Board Members Joanie Cooper and Shaun Shepherd have been collaborating with a gentleman in Eastern Washington (Dave Benscoter) who’s been searching for lost apples. He sent them 4 boxes to look at this year and they spent many hours working on identifying them. Joanie & Shaun found 4-5 that they’re pretty sure are not known to exist and 3 or 4 more that are likely candidates but will require more scrutiny.
The Spokane-based television station KHQ featured Dave Benscoter on a newscast in late October. Shaun & Joanie are the “testing facility” mentioned in the story.