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Self-incompatibility

Self-incompatibility

HomePhysalis BlogBiology Minute: Self-incompatibility Flowering plants harbor a large amount of genetic diversity; so much so that they are the most diverse group of land plants. From an evolutionary standpoint, genetic diversity is favorable for the...

Field Planting!

Field Planting!

This week we completed our first field planting of groundcherry and goldenberry! In total, we put 90 plants in the ground, consisting of 3 types of groundcherry (Pineapple, ZL05, and Goldie), and 3 types of goldenberry (Goldenberry, India, and South Africa). As you...

Pollinators of Physalis

Pollinators of Physalis

This week we completed our first field planting of groundcherry and goldenberry! In total, we put 90 plants in the ground, consisting of 3 types of groundcherry (Pineapple, ZL05, and Goldie), and 3 types of goldenberry (Goldenberry, India, and South Africa). As you...

Project Updates and News

Project Updates and News

The following is a guest post by Julie Davis, a first year PhD student in the Cornell University Department of Entomology Spring is finally yawning and stretching before it takes off full-force here in Ithaca, NY. Hyacinths, cherry blossoms, cilia, crocuses, red...

April is Almost Here

April is Almost Here

Greetings everyone! Below you will find some project updates:   What we are growing This year we are doing our first field planting of groundcherry and goldenberry. Growing our plants in the field (versus the greenhouse) allows us to better understand the...

Award-Winning Groundcherry Chili

Award-Winning Groundcherry Chili

Greetings Everyone, With April just around the corner it might be a good idea to start thinking about planting your groundcherry and tomatillo this weekend. Last year we found that groundcherries started around this time began to produce ripe fruit near the end of...

2019 Physalis Improvement Project

2019 Physalis Improvement Project

Award-Winning Chili Every year the Boyce Thompson Institute hosts a Chili Cook Off with awards for "Best Overall Chili", "Best Meat Chili", and "Best Vegetarian Chili". Although there were many strong contenders this year, the award for "Best Meat Chili", went to...

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