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Where do pineapples come from??

Vrazumihin criedl at uoguelph.ca
Fri Feb 10 22:20:07 EST 1995

	Hi everyone.
	I'm a student here at the University of Guelph and I'm doing a
 little project for a course called Plant Breeding.  Our chosen crop is
 pineapple.  I though I heard a while back that Columbus first brought 
 pineapples to Europe and that most of our modern crops were actually 
 improved in Britain.  Is this true?  Can anyone send me some info. on 
 this topic, or a list of a few possible sources of information about
 present strains and their pedigrees, etc...  Our library here is a 
 bit light on pineapple info.  (not a big enough crop in Canada, I
 guess :) )

	Thank-you in advance,

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