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Geneva Station Develops Orange Califlower

You don’t need to have your eyes checked if that cauliflower in the supermarket produce section looks orange.After its discovery in a Canadian marsh more than 30 years ago, orange cauliflower is finally hitting the U-S market.The cauliflower hybrid now being sold in garden catalogs was developed by breeders at Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Researchers say orange cauliflower has caught the attention of restaurant chefs because of its superior appearance. The hybrid also has about 25 times more vitamin A than its pale cousin, makingit more appealing to health-conscious consumers The first mutant cauliflower plant was found in a marsh north of Toronto in 1970. Researchers later crossbred the orange plant with standard cauliflower for better flavor.

 

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