Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up discussed the importance of knowing and understanding all those initials seen in the vegetable and fruit catalogue behind the name of our favorite vegetable or fruit. These initials are indicators of specific to diseases we cannot control in our gardens and home fruit orchards. Other initials like F1 refer to how many breeding generations away from the parental cross.
Green Side Up is a gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.