06-15-2004, 08:53 AM #1Former Member
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Now available in select markets: orange cauliflower
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Do not adjust your set. That cauliflower on your plate really is orange. After its discovery in a Canadian marsh more than 30 years ago, the brightly hued crucifer is finally hitting the U.S. market.
The cauliflower hybrid now being sold in garden catalogs was developed by breeders at the New York State Agricultural Station in Geneva, part of Cornell University.
Michael Dickson, the breeder who led its development, says 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, making it more appealing to health-conscious consumers.
Dickson says he expects the vegetable to do well.
06-15-2004, 11:28 AM #2
Hmmmmm, that actually sounds like something I would eat. Maybe my kids would eat it too!