HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Environment & Energy » Environment & Energy (Group) » Change in Japanese apples...

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:24 PM

Change in Japanese apples blamed on global warming (LA Times)

Global warming has subtly altered the taste and texture of Japanese apples over the last 40 years, although consumers may not realize it, according to new research.

A study published in Scientific Reports concluded that climate change was likely responsible for earlier apple tree blooms and warmer growing seasons in Japan, as well as softer and less acidic apples.

"The taste and textural attributes of apples in the market are undergoing change from a long-term perspective, even though consumers might not perceive these subtle changes," wrote lead study author Toshihiko Sugiura, a fruit tree researcher at Japan's National Agriculture and Food Research Organization.

--- Snip ---


Link to the study

1 replies, 1465 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Change in Japanese apples blamed on global warming (LA Times) (Original post)
petronius Aug 2013 OP
kristopher Aug 2013 #1

Response to petronius (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 09:47 PM

1. There is nothing better than a high quality Fuji apple

The discolored area around the core is sugar that has become so highly concentrated that it is translucent.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread