Fruit http://wunc.org en Preserving Old Time Southern Apples http://wunc.org/post/preserving-old-time-southern-apples <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the supermarket today, you can find about a dozen kinds of apples. But years ago, there were hundreds and hundreds of varieties grown all over the South. North Carolina native Lee Calhoun </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">once had 3,000 apple trees growing in his backyard in </span>Pittsboro<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">. I visited him there recently and he showed what was left.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-3accf29a-09b5-48d2-506d-958cbf2651b9"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">“This is a remnant of an old orchard I used to have,” he said. “Most of them are gone now. This is an Orange Cauley, a little bit different from a regular Cauley, and this is a Green River --that’s a Kentucky apple.”</span></span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 22263 at http://wunc.org Preserving Old Time Southern Apples NC State Uses Herbs And Spices To Clean Produce http://wunc.org/post/nc-state-uses-herbs-and-spices-clean-produce <p></p><p>Researchers at N.C. State say oils extracted from herbs and spices could act as a natural disinfectant for fruits and vegetables.&nbsp;</p><p>A joint project with the University of Tennessee aims to find an alternative to chlorine used on produce grown for mass consumption. Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie is a horticultural science professor at N.C. State's research campus in Kannapolis.&nbsp; She says pungent spices tend to be best at fighting harmful germs.<br><br>"They have a very distinct odor, like cinnamon, for instance," Perkins-Veazie says.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Will Michaels 14993 at http://wunc.org NC State Uses Herbs And Spices To Clean Produce Apple Crop Worst in Decades http://wunc.org/post/apple-crop-worst-decades <p>North Carolina's top apple-producing county is experiencing its worst crop in decades. That's according to growers and agriculture officials who say this year's unusual weather has devastated many of Henderson County's orchards.<br><br>Adam Pryor is a farmer and President of the Blue Ridge Apple Growers Association. He says the crop was hit hard in April by an overnight frost, after unusually warm weather had caused the trees to start blooming.<br> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 14:39:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1951 at http://wunc.org Strawberry Season Looking Good So Far http://wunc.org/post/strawberry-season-looking-good-so-far <p></p><p>The North Carolina Strawberry Association is optimistic about the upcoming season for growers. The weather has been ideal lately and growers are hoping there won’t be extreme temperatures in the coming months. Thu, 24 Mar 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 9265 at http://wunc.org Strawberry Season Looking Good So Far