A Single Tree In New York Grows 40 Different Fruits (Cool Weird Awesome 1230)

For Arbor Day, the story of the Tree of 40 Fruit, a real tree in Syracuse, New York that shows just how many different fruit you can graft onto a single tree.

By |2024-04-26T06:27:56-04:00April 26, 2024|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Tomatoes Are Fruit, But The Supreme Court Once Ruled That They’re Vegetables (Cool Weird Awesome 768)

Today in 1893, the highest court in the land made a controversial ruling that would profoundly affect Americans to this day: the US Supreme Court ruled that the tomato was a vegetable.

By |2024-05-10T08:19:17-04:00May 10, 2022|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , , |

People Will Buy “Ugly” Veggies – If Grocers Call Them Ugly (Cool Weird Awesome 498)

Plus: if you're weary of remote meetings, a new web tool called Zoom Escaper may help you get a break.

By |2024-03-17T14:14:05-04:00March 17, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

Fruit Crops Can Stay Safe From Frost Damage With Nanocrystal “Blankets” (Cool Weird Awesome 478)

Frost damage is a growing problem for fruit growers, but a team at Washington State University has developed a cellulose nanocrystal coating that can insulate the buds of grapes and cherries and keep them safe during cold snaps. Plus: a meteorologist who worked in Antarctica just got back the wallet he accidentally left there more than half a century ago.

By |2021-02-10T08:58:00-05:00February 10, 2021|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |
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