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Physalis Event 2019

Physalis Event 2019

Thank you to all who joined us for our event Physalis: From the Garden to the Table! It was an opportunity for us to thank our participants as well as share a little bit about this year's Physalis Improvement Project, all while enjoying Physalis foods!  Dishes...

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

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...

Project Updates and News

Project Updates and News

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...

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