New genetic techniques have made it much faster for breeders to bring blue mold resistance from wild Eurasian apples into modern cultivars.
Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.
Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers.
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