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(Yakima Herald Republic)   WSU scientists test systems to make cherry picking more efficient, reduce dependence on human labor or Pac-Men. In UFO system, "trees are planted at a 45-degree angle and the trunk is trained along a low wire.... The system creates a wall of fruit"   (yakimaherald.com) divider line 3
    More: Strange, Washington State University, trees, UFO, Marc Cherry, cherries, farm bills, wires, fruits  
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2013-01-13 01:01:27 PM  
2 votes:
If only there were some way that they could have shown us photos.
Photos of the trees. Photos of the trees with fruit.

/good jorb on photos of people standing around in the winter
2013-01-13 01:51:21 PM  
1 votes:
It's called espalier and it's been done for centuries in one way or another.

//What was once old is new again...
2013-01-13 12:50:34 PM  
1 votes:
"Wall of Fruit" = Phil Spector producing the Village People.
 
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