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The orchards at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station are essentially a big lab spread over 50 acres to develop ...
apples that are tasty for consumers and hearty for farmers. (Sept. 27)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYGeneva, New York - September 23, 20131. Closeup, apples on tree2. Wide, tree with sky in the background3. Medium, man picking apples4. Medium, cart carrying apples5. SOUNDBITE: Prof. Susan Brown, Cornell University6. Wide, Brown and other walking through orchardCORNELL UNIVERSITY -- COURTESY7. Still of apples on treeAP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYGeneva, New York - September 23, 20138. SOUNDBITE: Prof. Susan Brown, Cornell University9. Closeup, apples on tree10. Wide, Brown walking through orchard11. Tight, Brown describing bi-colored apples12. SOUNDBITE: Kevin Maloney, Research Assistant13. Wide, Brown looking at tree14. Closeup, Brown grabbing apple 15. Still: cortland apples16. Still: jonagold applesCORNELL UNIVERSITY -- COURTESY17. Still: tart rubyfrost apple18. Still: spicy-sweet snapdragon apple19. SOUNDBITE: Prof. Susan Brown, Cornell University20. Wide, man on ladder picking apples21. Medium, Maloney looking at apples(VOICE-OVER SCRIPT)THEY ARE THE CROWN JEWELS OF FALL - SUN DRENCHED AND RUBY RICH.APPLES RIPE FOR THE PICKING.(NATS APPLES ON THE WAGON)BUT HARVEST TIME ON THIS UPSTATE NEW YORK ORCHARD IS MORE ACADEMIC THAN LEISURE.SOUNDBITE: Susan Brown, professor of agriculture, Cornell University"we have everything from crab apples to a variety like this that descends from a crab apple."SUSAN BROWN, A PROFESSOR OF AGRICULTURE AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY LEADS A TEAM OF REARCHERS ON A QUEST FOR HEARTIER, TASTIER APPLES.SOUNDBITE: Susan Brown, professor of agriculture, Cornell University"what's truly amazing about this is the crispness and firmness. You would not want to eat these with dentures."SINCE BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP, FINDING A BETTER LOOKING APPLE IS ALSO PART OF THE GOAL. (nats "when you see a bi-colored apple in the store, it's because it's very sensitive to leaf shading)SOUNDBITE: Kevin Maloney, research assistant"So we would take a bud just like that and we would use that shape to bud onto a root stock to grow a new tree of this particular variety."RESEARCHERS END UP DISCARDING ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF THE SEEDLINGS THEY PLANT.BUT PATIENCE PAYS OFF.(nats apples being picked)THIS OUTDOOR LAB HAS DEVELOPED 66 APPLE VARIETIES IN THE PAST CENTURY, INCLUDING CORTLAND, EMPRESS AND JONAGOLD.THEIR LATEST - THE TART RUBYFROST AND THE SPICY-SWEET SNAPDRAGON, BOTH TEN YEARS IN THE MAKING. SOUNDBITE: Susan Brown, professor of agriculture, Cornell University"I could never be a medical doctor, I don't like blood. But I can create.I can manipulate things and create stuff that no one else has seen or tasted, and sometimes it's a home run and sometimes it's a spitter." FOR BROWN, THESE TREES ARE THE FRUITS OF HER ACHIEVEMENT.Jeannie Ohm, Associated Press--------------------------------------------------------------------