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Volume 35 Number 3 Article 5 Pages: 104-106
Year 1981 Month 7
Title: Explorer — A New Full-Season Japanese-Type Plum for the Southeastern United States
Authors: J.M. Thompson and V.E. Prince
The Science and Education Administration, USDA, has recently released a new Japanese-type plum named Explorer that is adapted to all areas of the southeastern United States where these plums are grown. The name, Explorer, refers obliquely to the fact that this plum is the first release from the plum breeding project at the USDA Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory.

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