Identification of Fruits, as a Farmer and Breeder
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|Location:||Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture, Japan|
Identification of Fruits, as a Farmer and Breeder by Masumi Shiohara
I am a fruit farmer in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. I grow grapes, pears, plums, peaches and apples, I am also a fruit breeder. I breed and cultivate dozens of varieties of fruits. When filing a plant patent application, I keep records to identify each of the varieties and to compare those with other similar varieties. A collection of these records is called a characteristic table.
My photographs become a form of botanical art, which is still highly regarded and continues as an art form. I create works based on the methods of classical scholars, whilst expressing the beauty of plants using modern, photographic technology and digital editing.
Fruit specimens photographed include; Malus pumila (unnamed hybrid selection/seedling of ‘Cripps Pink’), Pyrus communis 'Grand Champion', Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Noir', Vitis ‘Shawase’ (self-bred), Prunus salicina 'Shiho', and Prunus domestica 'Valor'.